A Letter to a Father about Planning and Time

The first thing you must know is every human being is given twenty-four hours in a day, but what you do with the time determines the value of your life. Time is critical because time can be lost, wasted, abused, redeemed and revalued. Secondly, you must know, in order to control the time that is given to all human beings you must plan. Planning your day, weeks, months or years allows you to take control of your time. The more you plan, the more valuable your life becomes because you will be able to identify your life priorities from the clear plan that you have established.
I am sure you’ve heard the statements: “I don’t have time for this” or “Don’t waste my time.” Usually, these comments are used about not wanting to engage or participate in the conversation or situation whichever occurs. Another thing I would like for you to know is that your time can be wasted doing something good. For example, you have a huge exam coming up in a couple of days, but your friend calls you and says they need your help at a homeless shelter and you decided to help at the homeless shelter instead of studying. Distraction is one of the greatest weapons used against a person who is discipline.
It is very imperative for you to understand the importance of Planning and Time because in the book of Psalms chapter 39 verse 4 it reads: “Lord, make me know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am.” Time is determined by God. This particular verse compels us to ask God to reveal his purpose for our lives quickly. You see you must know that God has a plan for your life so that is why you must plan and submit your plans to God. In the book of Jeremiah chapter 29 verse 11 it reads: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
When I think of time, I thank God for the time because time allows us to grow and mature. Time also will enable us to get over hurt, pain and heal. In the book of Ecclesiastes chapter 3 verse 1, it reads: “There is a time for EVERYTHING and a season for EVERY activity under the heavens.” There is so much in this verse. This verse informs me that whatever season that you or I am currently in whether good or bad will not last because everything has a season.
There is this final thing that I wish above all that you truly understand, and that is if you have wasted any time you can redeem the time. How can you regain the time? You achieve the goal of taking back ownership of time through planning. It is my prayer that you take the time needed to make 2018 the year that can be measured by the results due to your plan.

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