Today I want to give you a place to start your week. It’s Monday and in the wake of a great weekend and a workweek ahead, sometimes you just need a “kickstart” to get focused. So grab some coffee let’s start a great week together.
Today we continued our annual marriage series with our Kfirst community. We looked at what a marriage looks like when we take control of our time and battle busyness.
Every one of us are spectacle to getting our schedule so busy that it overtakes us. And as believers, we look at time, not as something that manages us, but something we can manage. With the time we have upon this earth, we want to be able to leverage it for marital health instead of what breaks us apart. We believe busyness…
- Corrupts communication.
- Depletes intimacy.
- Erodes our soul.
So on Sunday, we gave 3 ways to attack busyness.
- Get a collective unified vision for your marriage.
- If you don’t have a vision for your marriage, someone or something else will. This is why Jesus warns homes in Luke 11:17 that “A house divided will fall.” A unified vision helps make proper decisions how to allocate your time.
- Redeem your time.
- Ephesians 5:15-16 challenges us to “…make the best of your time…” In the original language, this means to “redeem” it. We need to take back ownership our time and make sure we are properly prioritize it.
- Don’t allow your spouse to live off leftovers.
- It seems like, the longer we are marriage, the more apt we are to give all of our efforts, quality time, communication, etc. to others but, when you get home, there’s not much left.
- They way we combat that is to build margin:
- Get some rest (proper sleep and downtime).
- Get some recreation (have some fun together).
- Get some relationship (date, develop your relationship).
3 Questions to ask your spouse this week:
- Do we have a vision for marriage?
- Do you feel like a priority?
- Do you feel I give you leftovers?
This week, humbly go over the questions and reclaim/redeem your time. Take control and build margin to is as to own your time as opposed to time owning you.
Love you all. See you Father’s Day as we go after week 3.
BTW: Here’s a song for your week