Something that I read this week got me thinking about the topic of conscious choices and how they relate to the ways I spend my time.
I have a fixed amount of time each day and it can be filled with meaningful activities, relationships and accomplishments. But the choices I make - or don't make - determine whether that happens.
I want to have a welcoming, comfortable home. But my home doesn't require or demand my time. I choose whether or not to use my time to make my home a soft place to land.
I want to teach, encourage, support and discipline my children so that they can grow into healthy, Godly adults. But my children don't require it or demand it - however demanding they may be at times. I must choose to do those things for my children.
I want to have a warm, loving relationship with my husband. But my marriage doesn't demand it or require it. I must make the choice to do the things that I know will keep my marriage healthy.
I want to grow ever closer to my Lord. But my Lord doesn't require or even demand my time. I must make the choice to spend time in prayer and study each day.
I need to have a plan and make conscious choices each day to spend my time in ways that accomplish the goals that I've set.
Right now, I'm making the conscious choice to go snuggle with my hubby.