Read part one below before part two.
Each box is divided into 4 things :
If one of those things is out of balance, something is not right.
1. Time, I look at a day like this
8 hours WORK
8 hours LEISURE TIME
8 hours SLEEP
You only ever have 24hrs in any day. The key to success is to make God the focus of WORK , LEISURE TIME AND SLEEP. You do this by surrendering your life to Him and constantly seeking His guidance.
Some people may put things like Tv or shopping in the leisure time section. Nothing is wrong with that. But 8 hours a day of Tv is not good.
Using your leisure time for going to church , serving others , studying , building relationships with your family and friends. Those sorts of things might be more productive. To glorify God your work and your leisure time should be your ministry. Your sleep time is when you get to relax and rest.
Some people may spend 10 + hours a day at work and they are too tired to play with their children , they become lazy to exercise and so their health suffers. Stress kills people. Others may work 12 hours, come home and devote their afternoon to their family, sleep a deep, satisfying sleep, awake early for prayer and bible meditation, go for a jog and be ready for another day at work. As Einstein pointed out, time really is relative.
2. Consciousness – it is vital that you give 100% of your consciousness to each thing in your life.
Your family , work , church , study and hobbies need and deserve 100% of your consciousness.
For example, if you cannot leave your work consciousness at work it will affect everything else. You will be thinking about your problems at work in church and will not experience fellowship. You won’t pay attention to your children when they talk to you and they will suffer.
If you cannot leave your family consciousness at home you won’t be able to concentrate on your job. You will be thinking about your family or emotional because you are having problems with your wife and won’t be able to do your job properly.
3. Prayer – If you are not praying for God to guide each part of your life, family , work , church ,service , study and hobbies then you are leaving God out. Before a game of golf do you pray for God to protect you and to use you to witness to the caddy or be a blessing to the people you are playing with. Do you pray for God to give you strength , guidance and anointing for your job ? Do you pray for forgiveness for your mistakes and selfishness ? Do you pray for God to help you to form close, loving relationships with your husband or wife and children ? Do you pray for wisdom from above about how to handle the latest problem at work ?
4. Dedication – Do you dedicate yourself to everything you do ? Do you always do your best ? Do you try to improve ? Are you dedicated to getting the job done ?
I try to devote myself to everything I do. I watch Tv with passion , I play with my daughter and give her my full understanding , guidance and love. I do everything I can to influence those I come in contact with so they may know God. Sometimes you can see someone struggling with a basic life/spiritual problem and God lets you know that there is nothing for you to do but give them a smile. Other times people you barely know or like will share their heart with you and you will have the opportunity to bring salvation, joy and peace into their life. Its all about God !
Balance is important in life. There is a saying “ If you don’t plan , you plan to fail “ You need to be aware of how you spend every hour of your life. Life is short and precious. Don’t let your life get out of balance. Pray and invite God into every part of your life. Devote yourself to the things in your life that matter. If something is wrong in your family relationships or your work or your church life.. Check it. Are you giving it the right amount of TIME , CONSCIOUSNESS , PRAYER and DEDICATION
Surrender always unto God and He will direct Your path
“Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality. It is the words that speak boldly of your intentions. And the actions which speak louder than the words. It is making the time when there is none. Coming through time after time after time, year after year after year. Commitment is the stuff character is made of; the power to change the face of things. It is the daily triumph of integrity over skepticism.”