I Spent A Quarter! What Did You Spend It On?
time is lost, I recommend you take a moment to regroup. You know what I mean, go back to before the first day of 2011 ever made it interest and you made all those promises to yourself and God about what you were going to accomplish. guilty just think of all the things that can happen in a quarter. If you feel you squandered that quarter, it is great to know that God has another one coming your way. It is just like when we spend money and can’t account for it. We rack our brains trying to figure out what did I buy with that quarter. Really the process is futile because you can’t get the quarter back. But, you can make a decision to spend the next quarter wisely.
So, you didn’t get that book written. You may not have gotten your house cleaned. You are still looking for that job. Why haven’t I started painting? Where is that husband…wife? At any rate, you still have time.
Remember, procrastination is always lurking to prevent you from spending the quarter wisely. If you don’t acknowledge those time-wasters you will look up and you will have spent another quarter and find yourself trying to figure out what in the world did I do with it.
Don’t beat yourself up. There is no one in this world who is accomplishing all they set out to do. Our resolution list is a compass for us, but sometimes getting to the end point may change. The result is the same, but you have to realize that there is more than one way to skin a cat. The goal is to skin it by any means necessary.
Be patient in the process. If you become impatient and begin to worry and fret, you are going to lose sight of your destiny. Not only that, you will not be able to hear the small whisper of God’s voice providing you with instruction on how to get there. All worry and fear does is blind you and block up your creativity.
Reinvent your list. Why? Because this is a great time to re-evaluate the importance of each resolution that you may have made. It may have been important to get a job, but once you get that great job your list will change to reflect that victory. So, now that goal may be, “Work diligently in making sure I help the company accomplish its goals.” At any rate, take a moment to gather yourself and re-assess your goals so you can spend your time and efforts productively.
Spend it wisely. You have been entrusted with another quarter chocked-full of opportunities. You want to maximize every moment in fulfilling your goals. Whatever you spend your quarter on will be exactly what you reap in the end. If you spend it doing nothing, well I guess you know the outcome.
Well, God gave me another quarter. I need to spend it wisely!
Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: Phil 1:6 (KJV)
Indeed, in your sight a thousand years are like a single day, like yesterday-already past- like an hour in the night. Psalms 90:4 (GW)
So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. Psalms 90:12 (KJV)
Everything has its own time, and there is a specific time for every activity under heaven: Eccl 3:1 (GW)
See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Eph 5:15-16 (KJV)
Father, I can’t believe this past quarter has gone by so quickly. It seems as though it was only yesterday when I was anticipating a new year with great expectation. Although I’ve accomplished some of the goals I had planned, there are others that I have to even start. I thank You for giving me another quarter to accomplish all that You have placed inside of me. Teach me how to use it wisely and how to maximize every gift and talent. As the days swoosh by, I want to know that I’ve done all I could to maximize the gift of time You gave me. Amen