Intentional Timing

Time is a funny thing.

All of us get a full 24-hours everyday, but sometimes we get a lot accomplished in those 24-hours, and other times, the day blows by before we realize it.

So what is the difference? Why can’t everyday be like the first example?

I think it can be.

Zig Ziglar tells a story about the day before we go on vacation. Our last day of work, he goes on, we are so productive. We get everything done we need to do, tie up loose ends, and have everything prepared for the company to continue running well during our absence. That doesn’t just happen, though; we are intentional that day because we have a plan and a purpose.

So what if we treated everyday like the last day before a vacation? We would be an unstoppable force!  Although there is nothing that says we have to start everyday with purpose and a plan, but there is also nothing that says we can’t.

By being intentional about how we use our time, we can accomplish so much more, which affects us, but also those around us – family, friends, co-workers. Everyone in our circle benefits when we manage ourselves well in relation to the time God has given us.

When we don’t have a plan, don’t get intentional about our time, that is when time rushes by us like a hurricane and the day is gone before we have accomplished anything substantial.

Today, don’t let the tornado of time spiral you out of control. What plans are you making to have a productive day?

Susan Lower

Susan Lower is a thrifty, creative, adventurous gal who loves black raspberry ice cream and chocolate. She's married to an awesome guy who calls her beautiful and has three great kids who call her Mom. She serves on the board for the St. Davids Christian Writers' Association as their conference director and when she's not writing, you'll find her with a good book, taking a family adventure, or in her craft room at

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