Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Be Encouraged - Take Your Time

I have been feeling really convicted as of late to take my time in all I do.  To breathe in every moment and enjoy the people around me and the things I take for granted. 

This extends to so many unique areas that you may not consider. 

Taking your time means being fully present where you are.  Do not be in a rush to get somewhere else or spend time with someone else.  Keep your phone away from you and look the person talking to you in the eyes.  Don’t let technology distract!  How hard is it to feel like someone is present when they are staring at their phone the whole time? Invest in someone, even if only for five minutes.  Stop being in such a hurry to get to the next person and next thing. 

Take your time.

Taking your time means to enjoy little moments.  Think about how blessed you are to have shampoo and conditioner in the shower, how lucky you are to brush your teeth every day, how amazing it is to have blankets and pillows and not be sleeping on the floor, how we have endless supplies of drinking water, how I am typing these words to share with others,  and how your daily routine is a luxury. 

Take your time.

Taking your time means when you are in your car not zipping in and out of traffic, or listening to blaring music, but rather checking yourself and praying to the God who listens. Be in silence sometimes.  Turn off the radio and focus on the road.  Cars are such a privilege!  Breathe it in.  Get comfortable with it.   

Take your time.

Taking your time above all means spending time with your creator.  He wants to be in constant conversation with you.  A wise friend once told me, “If you give God His time, he will give you your time,” and I have found that to be true. Spending time with God feels as though it increases your love and awareness of time with others. 

Thanks for reading today friends.  Please be encouraged today.  You are blessed beyond measure. 


  1. I'm so guilty of living in a hurried way. Thanks for the reminder to take my time. I'm going to keep repeating it all day today...take my time, take my time, take my time...

  2. I am so glad these words help someone :) I have to constantly remind myself as well! Let me know how it goes :) I'll send up a few prayers that it will come with ease for you.