What are you doing with your time?

Kayla Howard Entrepreneur, Family, Self Care 6 Comments

What are you doing with your time?
by Kayla Howard

“So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” -Gandalf (J. R. R. Tolkien)

“Sigh. Kayla. Seriously? You are quoting fairy tales now?” You better believe it! Scripture even confirms this truth in 1 Corinthians 7:17 “Only let each person lead the life that the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God has called him.”

Did you put in the order before you were born?  “Ah yes God… I want to be born into an upper class family in Tennessee…” or “I want to be born into a wealthy family in the South Pacific…”.

No?  Well then, if you didn’t order it, you were placed here where God wanted to place you.  And, all you have to do is decide what you are going to do with the time that has been given to you.
In the picture above you will see my hand, and the bracelets I wear.  The metal one was given to me by my sister, and is my favorite quote of all time.  The “Champion” bracelet was given to me by my coach, and I wear it to remind me that even when I don’t feel like it, I still must do what is right, what is good and what needs done.  I don’t get to sit on the couch and be lazy.  I don’t get to throw a tantrum because the house is a mess… again. 
I do get to rest.  Resting is different than being lazy.  Resting is getting 8+ hours of sleep at night.  Resting is not working on my computer all evening.  Resting is taking a vacation with my family.  Resting is hiring a Virtual Assistant to help me.  I’m not advocating workaholic syndrome. 
You have moments, all your life, and you decide how you spend each moment.  You choose what to think about, what to dwell upon and what you will refuse to mull over, and over. 
Are you choosing wisely?  Have you been faithful with the time you’ve been given?

Essential Idea

Last week I brought a handmade bar of soap home from Florida.  It was given to me because someone else didn’t like the smell.  I took it because I prefer to use handmade soap.  When we use my sister’s soap, Spunky Suds, our skin doesn’t crack or get dry, even though it’s coooooold here in Idaho!  I put the new bar of soap in the shower and my husband used it.  He asked me later, did that soap make your skin itch?  “No,” I replied, (but my skin isn’t very sensitive).  It had made his skin itch, — something Spunky Suds soap never does.  The new soap had “essential oils” for a nice smell but I’m guessing they were not the quality of Young Living. What you use in your soap may make a difference to your skin!

Kayla Howard is a stay at home wife and homeschooling mom who loves to teach the T-Tapp method of staying fit in 15 minutes a day from the comfort of your own home.  She is a  Biblical Health Coach and Senior T-Tapp Trainer, certified to teach all forms of T-Tapp.  If you’d like to know more about becoming and staying fit and healthy, Kayla is happy to answer your questions!  Visit her website: www.kaylahoward.com or Send an email to: kayla@t-tapp.com

Comments 6

  1. ah, deciding what to do/be when I grow up… (I'm 56, but who's counting?!) I've had several career tracks, currently farming (veggies, herbs, honey) – which isn't very lucrative (so far??) but aligns with my values and goals for myself and my community. Allan Savory in Holistic Management (originally written for farmers, but lots of it is just good management info) talks about aligning what you do with what your values are, otherwise you'll find a way to self-sabotage… as I have confirmed several times in my life!
    So yes, decide what to do – and make sure the decision is based on your values! (Kayla said it better, but she also asked for comments!)

  2. Thanks for that post, Kayla!  So very timely!  I have been struggling so much lately with feeling that I have SO MUCH to do, and never enough time….  I even wanted to begrudge the time I am spending on a little getaway with my hubby.  🙁   But I have been talking to God about it, and I feel that your post is His answer to me.  "Just don't worry about it.  All you have to do is decide what you are going to do with the time I have given you."    It is perfect.  
    I don't have to worry about how much or how little time I have.  All I have to do is decide what I am going to do with this moment.  And certainly in the long run, my hubby is much more dear to me than the laundry, or the kiddies I teach, or the Christmas decor that still isn't put away.   In the end, what will matter most to me is how I treated him.  And Him.  🙂
    Thanks again, and God bless you for sharing His wisdom!  <3

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