There is the lesson Cindy gave us a while back about time management. It was really value management. The Lord graciously gives us a day and he also, benevolently, gives us tasks and responsibilities to be accomplished in these days. Cindy showed us that with our many tasks to fill our day, a day is like a jar, it can only hold so much. With what will we fill our jar?
Cindy's illustration showed us that if we aren't careful our jar will get filled with endless activities that don't accomplish what, through the Lord, we have determined to be of most value.
Her advice is to fill the jar with what matters most - first.
Then by pouring in all those smaller rocks, piddley things that seem to dominate our time, into the jar the empty spaces were filled.
The jar was full, meaning, the day was full of valuable tasks.
That makes us feel good. Ahhh, a day well filled.
I found this on the internet ...
English Standard Version (ESV)
15 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
I hope those ideas might be a helpful reminder to you to take the time to plan, it makes a difference in our lives.