When I read this quote from a New Era, it made me think a little differently about time:
“Each person has the same amount of time as the next person—168 hours each week. We cannot save time, in reality. There are no time banks. We cannot make up time; it goes by at a fixed rate always.”
The part that says “we cannot save time” reminds me of a story in the Old Testament. When Moses and the children of Israel were traveling through the wilderness, God provided them with manna to eat each day. They couldn’t save manna for the next day, since He gave them just enough to eat for the day at hand.
What if God gives us just enough time each day?
We often think, “I don’t have enough time.” Just like the story about manna, maybe Heavenly Father has given us exactly what we need.
Sometimes it can feel overwhelming with all the things we need to do, but we don’t have to manage everything on our own. Heavenly Father can help us accomplish what we hope to do each day. In D&C 78:18, the Lord offers us this encouragement:“Be of good cheer, for I will lead you along.”
I also found some General Conference quotes which really put our lives into perspective:
“Concern yourself first with individuals, with relationships, with loved ones. What else really matters? Don’t imagine yourself, regardless of who you are, busier than the Lord, who puts souls first above everything else.” -Paul H. Dunn
“When we put God first, all other things fall into their proper place or drop out of our lives. Our love for the Lord will govern the claims for our affection, the demands on our time, the interests we pursue, and the order of our priorities.” -Ezra Taft Benson
How do you maintain balance in your busy life? Do you have any tips on time management?
P.S. Here is the New Era article I found on time management 🙂