“Come out from them and be separate says the Lord… 2 Corinthians 6:17
During my career, one of the most difficult days was Wednesday-known as Hump Day. The expectation was to push even harder because there were only two days left in the work week. Since statistics prove that Friday has the lowest level of productivity; Wednesday’s were quite vicious for catch up work along with the daily goals for that day. I often day-dreamed of how beautiful I would feel on Friday at 5 pm as I struggled to meet the grueling deadlines on Wednesdays. However, my wishes for better days and a lower standard of productivity for the third work day of the week, never came into fruition. Now, as I think about my previous dread of Wednesdays; I have a couple of time management resolutions that would have changed my outlook, and increased my productivity to coincide with my times of peak energy. Also, I could have collaborated with co-workers to find out their secrets to success on managing the hardship of (relentless-work) Wednesday.
Many times we reach a plateau in our spiritual lives. We just cannot figure out the answer for getting over the hump. We pray, study the Word, attend church, exercise, eat right, and practice kindness; but, still feel as if something is missing. The solution to overcoming our stunted spiritual growth may link to how we utilize our time. We have received the gift of 24 hours to serve God through various activities. With the daily distractions we face, it is easy for our secular activities to overpower our spiritual activities. God admonishes us to separate ourselves from the hustle and bustle of the world. In addition, time with the Creator includes more than praying, studying, and attending church. Have we included helping others in their time of need, or is our time solely devoted to self? The gift of our time is necessary to facilitate spiritual growth. Develop a Spiritual Time Log. Give 1-2 hours a day in the pursuit of non-self activity. With a few time management changes, we can say good-bye to our “spiritual plateau” and reach our fullest-spiritual potential.