If anyone had told me a couple of years ago that I could be on time for work, I would’ve laughed. Yet, when I changed my mindset and accepted responsibility for the PRIVILEGE (not a right, especially not in this economy) of having a job and being given stewardship by God of that job, it took on a new meaning. It wasn’t just about “being on time,” it became a matter of showing true gratitude to God for His goodness and mercy, and wanting to set an example that would cause others to take notice, evidence of my special relationship with Christ and my desire to please Him.
I must admit that I wrote this last year and am CONVICTED to pull it out and see that I have slipped from steadfastness into complacency once again. But “thanks be to God who always causes us to triumph…” (II Corinthians 2:14). When we repent and make a sincere commitment to change and improve, He dispenses the grace, resources, and support to make it manifest.
If you’re the kind of person whose attitude says “it doesn’t start until I arrive,” I encourage you to reconsider your position. I used to think, “As long as I make up the time, it’s okay.” However, what strength is added to my testimony when people see that I’m where I’m supposed to be when I’m supposed to be there, in place and ready to serve.
Give your perspective on your own time management a tune-up…you may find some unexpected blessings are waiting for YOU!
One thing you can’t recycle is wasted time.
© Copyright 2006 by Kayren J. Cathcart