How would you like to go to the next level in life? The only thing standing between you and that goal is the way you invest your time today.
The bible advises using time wisely:
“See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:16).
When you walk circumspectly, you carefully consider your circumstances, the consequences of your choices, and take action based on that. When it comes to time, you take on the mindset of a successful investor: “Everything that I do must add value.”
We serve a God of excellence. In every situation I have read about in the bible, God’s ultimate goal was to do good to his people and in doing so, bring glory to Himself. Whether rich or poor, he has given everyone a gift of 1,440 minutes each day. Investing some of these minutes into gaining a heart of wisdom, understanding, and adding value is a wonderful way to glorify God. It is also a great way to show respect for His gift.
Ask yourself this question throughout the day: “Is what I am about to do adding value to my life or am I de-valuing it?” Some actions cause your personal “stock” to rise and some will cause it to plummet! You become rich when the investments you make are value-added ones – this is true in every area whether financial, spiritual, physical, or in relationships.
Here are three areas I recommend you invest in daily to live a life of excellence:
A survey once said that people spend an average of 3 hours a day watching television, but only 3 minutes a day in prayer. With that pattern, which do you think would have the biggest influence on your desires and behavior over time? Spend quiet time with God every day to allow His presence and word to renew your thoughts and your spirit. According to 1 Chronicles 16:27: “Honor and majesty are before Him; Strength and gladness are in His place.”
Spending time under God’s mentorship daily will enable others to begin to see a real difference in your attitude and your behavior.
At the end of your life, you aren’t going to be thinking that you should have spent more time at work; you will be thinking you should have spent more time with your loved ones. Spend time building quality relationships and adding value. Consider your attitude concerning others – are you demonstrating love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control? If not, then investing in spiritual development will yield these fruits so that you can.
I read a statement once that “Fatigue makes cowards of us all.” Energy powers everything you do. So many people are living lives with low energy and aren’t getting maximum value from their lives as a result. Failing to make good choices with your health habits impacts your energy level – and as a result the quality of your relationships and your professional success. Invest in sound nutrition and exercise and you will notice immediate rewards in increased energy, ability to focus, and self respect.
Be blessed with health, healing, and wholeness,
Creator of the Take Back Your Temple program
P.S. When it comes to weight loss, do you often know what you should do but have a hard time doing it?
I struggled with this issue on my own weight loss journey, but I discovered that “Nothing is different until you think differently.” – Pastor James MacDonald
The value of the Take Back Your Temple program is that you will learn how to think differently through using Biblical keys to overcome obstacles. You’ll discover how to win the Spiritual and mental battle that often causes us to become inconsistent and get off-track on our weight loss journey.
Join a community of like-minded Christians losing weight and keep it off.