That sounds like an over-generalization doesn’t it? “You don’t know all the responsibilities I have”. “You just don’t understand how many things I have to get done in a day”. These are all things I’ve said to myself in the past and more recently. Yet, I’m coming to see how the statement is true…I really do have more time than I think. And so do you!

The reality is we all have the same 24 hours in our day, the difference is how we choose to spend it. Most of how we choose to spend our day is on things we value – whether we want to admit it or not. It is something I have been challenged with these past 3+ months as our world has been slowed due to COVID-19. For me it helped me see I had more time to exercise than I thought. Thus I began running regularly again. As I have done so I realized, I have more time than I thought I did…

The key is in not spending time, but in investing it.

Stephen R. Covey

My time recently running has not just been time spent, but time invested. I have found it refreshing not only physically, but emotionally, spiritually, mentally, and more. Running has actually given me more energy and focus to use my time as an investment. The time I spend running actually seems to return to me amplified as my focus is better, my energy higher, and my values clearer.

Now running may not be your thing, that’s ok. But there is another way of investing our time that pays in dividends in every area of life. And what if I told you it would only take 12 minutes of your day to complete a major accomplishment every year? Believe me? Well, it’s true. What is that accomplishment you could obtain every year in just 12 minutes a day?

Reading through the Bible! I don’t know about you, but 12 minutes a day doesn’t sound like a huge investment, but those 12 minutes everyday could be life changing. I always thought to read through the Bible in a year would be a highly time consuming task, but as Crossway’s Infographic shows: You Have More For Bible Reading Than You Think.

The visually appealing infographic gives some great breakdowns of information regarding Bible reading and time. My favorite piece was how long it takes to read every single book of the Bible. That is a useful piece of information I can use next time I’m sitting in a doctor’s office waiting room or when the power is out and I have nothing else to do but read by candlelight…

So remember, You Have More Time Than You Think. Enjoy the infographic and the 4th of July weekend. As always I’d love to hear your feedback on the article and be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day!

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