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The Discipline of Time

Time is the most valuable gift that God has given us. For many
years,I struggled with having very little time for anything.I used even to think I barely had time for God. It took a long time for me to realize that I was wasting time on many other unnecessary things. Ephesians 5: 15-16 states that “Be very careful, then, how you live -- not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.” So I took some time to evaluate my time daily. I use a time tracker on my daily page in my bullet journal. There are many great time management tools available. However, I found some simple things that work for me. 

1. Tracking my time daily starting from when I am awake until I am getting ready for bed. 
2. Prioritized my to-do list. Making sure I add time for prayer, reading the scripture on my phone apps or just reading a devotional email. 
3. Since I spend most of the day at my job, I use my lunch break for personal time. No more eating at the desk or if I do eat at the desk, I turn off the computer. This way, I am including God in all my activities.
4. I schedule a weekly family time with my family. I currently use our dinner time to pray together and no tech at the table. The important thing is that once we make time for God, everything else can quickly fall into place. Give God the first hour of your day, so that if you get too busy, you know you gave God His time, first. Time goes by quickly, but our tasks and schedules stay the same. How can you make more time in your life with God?