Two decades ago, I moved to a new city that I’d never visited before to start a post-doc fellowship. The work was interesting and the hours fairly regular, at least at first. When I arrived in the city, I wanted to make my walk with God a priority.
Paul urges the believer to make the most of time or of an opportunity.
What I needed to be doing was consciously and explicitly deciding on my priorities every day.
As a department chair, I could pick up my kids at 4:45 p.m. each day, put them to bed at 8, and then neglect my husband while I spend the next 2 to 3 hours catching up on more chair duties or grading. Occasionally, I do do this, but I try to make it once a week and not the rule.
Don’t manage your time; manage your priorities, and make one of the top priorities taking care of yourself.