I enjoy writing. The reason why I started to blog was because of my love for writing. I enjoy taking the time to come up with an idea, dwell on it, then transfer the idea into the post is a joy. It is the main reason I started blogging back in 2011. It is a reason I enjoy writing lesson plans at work. I don’t understand why teachers complain about it so much. I love thinking of ways to engage students and preparing myself to guide their learning. In seminary, I enjoyed preaching class because writing sermons was a lot of fun, and sharing them with others was a blast as well.
The question I keep asking myself is, why have I not written a book yet? If anything, just to say I did it. I love to write, but I have a problem with long projects without external motivation. I wrote my masters thesis in ten months, and it was over eighty pages long. However, I have the threat of a bad grade and not graduating. I find myself at the next stage of maturity, self motivation.
I have to choose to use my spare time (what little I have) wisely, and most glorifying to God. This is the reason why having my time with God has always been a struggle for me. I have to set aside a block of time, and I have remind myself to use that block of time wisely.
We set our time on things that are most important to us, and I have found that lately I have used my spare time to Netflix consumption as opposed to using my talents in the way that would bring God the most glory. Watching Netflix the final moments of the day is not the most beneficial use of that time. To be honest, I am typically exhausted after being at work from seven to five. Then coming home to two wonderful and crazy children demands a lot of me as well. Of course, my wife does deserve to spend some time with me of course. By the end of all that I am out of gas, but if it is a priority I will make time. I have been able to blog more during the school year, which has been nice. However, I feel like I need to take my writing to the next level.
I have an idea, all I need to do is get it out there. We all have projects that we need to stick with. It could be…
- finishing (or starting) that book
- cleaning out that closet
- organizing the attic
- completing that project in the yard
- finding that daily time with God
Making time for things that will make our lives better take time and effort. You just have to do.
Other posts I have written about priorities