Highlights from the 36th Annual Rabbi’s Conference
“Making the Most of Your Time”
by Rabbi Cal Goldberg
Time is free, but it is priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it, you can never get it back.
Ephesians 5:15-17–“Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the L-RD is…”
Each of us has been given 168 hours in a week. About 70 hours are spent eating and sleeping which leaves us with about 100 hours in any given week to do the works of the One who called us. Would more time in a week make a difference in our lives? Surely the extra time would relieve us of many of the daily pressures of life. Right?
There is enough time every week to accomplish all that we need to do if we live according to ADONAI’s priorities and learn how to manage our time accordingly. There are basically 7 areas of priority: Our relationship with ADONAI, our spouse, our family, our ministry, our health, our finances, and our social life. Our goal should be to find a balance in each one of these, so we will know how to make the most of our time. When we live our lives according to godly priorities, decision making will be easier. We must say no to things that do not line up with ADONAI’s priorities. The bad news is…Time flies. The good news is…You’re the pilot.