Collecting Time

Last night I got home at 10:30 and this morning I woke up at 3:45. Today was my first time opening at the mermaid house. I have to take the train at 4:37 to be to work by 6. Bleh. In the last week my life has become about maximizing my free time.

I have a one hour commute to work. I get to work thirty minutes early because of my train connection. I have a thirty minutes break in the middle of my shift. I have another hour commute home. That gives me three hours a day of guaranteed time. I use this time to write blog post and work on my book. In this time I also learn German using an audio track, and read my Bible. I’m trying to read the whole Bible in 6 months.

There’s a twofold message I want to express here. Firstly, have crazy goals. Goals that seem far out of reach. Goals you actually have to work for. Places you want to go that seem impossible to get to. Impossibilities give place for God to work through you and show his power.

Second, and this is something I have lived by for a long time, you have time for what you make time for. You don’t have time to read your Bible or a book you’ve wanted to read but you have time to watch the new episode of the bachelor. You don’t have time to wash the dishes but you have time to stop by Starbucks on your way to work. You don’t have time to call your parents but you have time scroll Instagram.  You get the picture.

Honestly, sitting on the train right now at 7:35pm, after having worked since 6 this morning, I want to go home and eat pizza and watch Gilmore girls. But I will post take the time to post this. I will stick to my commitment one day at a time.

Where are the minutes in your life that you can collect and add up to do something to work toward your impossible goal? Are your dreams big enough?

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