what do you have/not have time for?

My friend Jim Martin is a minister to the masses and a minister to the minister.  His blog Godhungry.org blesses and encourages my life and the lives of countless other believers on a weekly basis.  I shared this list with our ministry staff today.  Here’s Jim’s top ten list of those things he does and does not have time for:

1) I don’t have time to waste on things that don’t matter….  I have plenty of time for the things that count.

2) I don’t have time to get moody, self-centered, and irritable….  I do have time to love my wife and children.

3) I don’t have time to wallow in the past at what might have been….  I do have time to focus on what God wants to do in my life today.

4) I don’t have time to play self-importance games (Who do you know?  What kind of house do you live in?  What have your kids accomplished?  What are you driving?)….  I do have time to build others up and forget myself. 

5) I don’t have time to coddle worldly, immature Christians whose idea of church is getting their way….  I have plenty of time to love fellow Christians who may have various opinions.

6) I don’t have time to be a peace-monger (doing whatever it takes to keep others from getting upset)….  I do have time to be a peacemaker (loving people no matter what).

7) I don’t have time to play it safe.  My life will soon be over….  I do have time to risk.  I can trust God who has promised never to leave me or forsake me. 

8 ) I don’t have time to whine and blame others for being obstacles….  I do have time to take responsibility for my own actions and behavior. 

9) I don’t have time to complain and focus on the negative….  I do have time to speak a word of hope to people who are overwhelmed by heartache. 

10) I don’t have time to settle for the mediocre….  I do have time to be passionate about what matters most to God.

taken from Godhungry.org -March 1, 2011

Glory to God!

Jason

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