Your Choices Control Your Calendar
Your choices are far more powerful than your circumstances. You may not like how complicated your life has become. But with few exceptions, no one is forcing you to keep your life complicated.
You have the power to simplify your life. In fact, God expects us to assume responsibility for our lives and to carefully choose how we spend our time.
You have just enough time to do God's will while you’re here on Earth. You’ve been given just enough time to fulfill your purpose. When you try to do more than God planned for you, it’s only natural that you will find yourself constantly out of time or stressed over your schedule.
My prayer for you is that you will find relief from stress and a new sense of satisfaction as you do only the things God created you to do.
Life is about balance. Balancing between work and family. Balance from managing our technology. Balance between taking care of ourselves vs. taking care of others. Balancing the dreaded "to do" list. I recently employed several new principals in my life that I will share. First. Pick three for four things on my to do list for the day and get those done and marked off of the list. That deletion sends a message to the brain of accomplishment and the chemical it releases (dopamine) is the same as the chemical as a heroine high! POSITIVE energy comes as a result of that action. Another new practice of mine is 5-4-3-2-1 GO! If I have something I need to do or a decision I need to make I address it immediately if all possible. In five seconds the brain will give you an option of not dealing with that issue at all which results in procrastination and thus NEGATIVE energy. Lastly, I do not view or use my phone for personal things until I have had my devotional and planning time for the day. And I can say that my days have been easier to balance and more productive since implementing these simple changes. Remember the title of this message. CHOICE. Einstein once said that the definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over and expecting a different result. Go CHANGE a bad habit or implement a good habit today and see the results that follow.