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I’ve been thinking a ton about time this week. A year ago, time froze, and we shut everything down as we tried to slow down COVID-19. I keep seeing memories from that season and what I am reminded of is that we were forced to adjust how we spent our time. Some of us took up new hobbies, some read more books, and we all spent more time on zoom meetings. The pandemic acted as a wake-up call to evaluate how we spend our time and a sober reminder that time is limited. Now that things are opening back up, I wonder what lessons we will take from this past year when it comes to time.

Let’s ask this question together, what are you going to make time for as we get back to a more normal pace? I believe we have a beautiful opportunity to make time for things that we know are very important for our souls. We also have the chance to course-correct and not return to patterns of time waste that robbed us of a more meaningful life. Here are a few things I believe we need to be making time for…

  • Make time to listen to the voice of God.
  • Make time to rest.
  • Make time to travel.
  • Make time to celebrate.
  • Make time for community.
  • Make time to share a meal with family you prepare at home.
  • Make time to worship with others.
  • Make time to read.
  • Make time to volunteer.
  • Make time to reflect.
  • Make time to mentor someone.
  • Make time to hang out with friends.
  • Make time to dream.
  • Make time to laugh.
  • Make time to pray.
  • Make time to evaluate on focus on what’s most important.
  • Make time for a hobby.

This is my list I am trying to work on as we speed up in my corner of the universe. Don’t allow a call for a return to normal to push you to settle for the old normal. Let’s be better coming out of this pandemic. Let’s be intentional about what we make time for. Make time for what matters most.