Updated: Sep 24, 2018
We are kicking off a new series this week called, Invest. The blogs will be centered on one, specific question.
Are you investing your time or are you spending your time?
My sweet friend, Kim, who is wise beyond her years, challenged me with this question a few months ago, and I haven’t stopped thinking about it since. When I say challenged, I mean my stomach dropped after she asked. For me, one of the most provoking, yet necessary activities in life is a mirror check. Not the kind where I check my hair and makeup, or check to see if I have sweat under my arms (which I almost always do). I’m talking about the kind of mirror check that asks me to get real, and honestly answer, how am I doing, really?
Sometimes mirror checks are great, but sometimes they aren’t what I hope for. They force me to pull back the curtain on my heart, and reveal what I’m truly doing with my life. The reason Kim’s question convicted me so much is because when I did a mirror check with it, and with how I was investing and spending my time, it wasn’t what I wanted to see. Her question pushed me to look at my day to day routine, and evaluate the why behind activities or people I was saying yes to.
Why am I investing time with this person, or group of people? Why am I putting in longer hours at work? Why am I spending money on x, y and z. Am I investing my time on earth the way the Lord wants me to? Am I investing in myself?
Over the next few weeks, we are going to dig deeper into the idea of investing vs. spending our time. I’ve learned so much through simply praying through this question, and feel a shift in how I approach each day. I hope and pray it challenges you to do the same.
Psalm 90:12 says: Teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.
Love y’all and have a great week!