Denise is a friend of mine who came from the United States to serve as a missionary in Bolivia coming up on 3 years ago this May. An article she wrote on her blog has been rumbling around in my brain lately. She talks about categorizing things as: toys, tools and treasures. I am transferring this idea to evaluate how my time is spent.
Toy Time: Exhaling is just as important as being “productive”. Enjoying the world and people that God surrounds me with brings him glory. Am I playing now? Am I putting my whole heart into this toy time?
Tool Time: Intentional growth is the result of habitually submitting myself to influences that challenge and stimulate my spirit, soul and body. Am I growing now? Is my attitude helping or hindering the use of this tool? Using my time to invest in the betterment of others is also tool time. Are my eyes open to needs? Am I meeting those needs in a way that pleases God?
Treasure Time: A friend wrote in his new book, “…expect to be surprised.” There are times when God is infusing my moments. Am I aware of God in my moments? Am I taking hold of the treasure he wants to give me?
In closing, I’d just like to say that I appreciate the time that you invest in reading my blog. Thank you!