Time to revisit your 2018 priorities


What? The Year Is Half Over? . . . Already?

Yes, it is. Last Sunday was July 1st and that marked the start of the second half of 2018. How did that happen? Where did the time go?

Do we each dare to take a quick look at how well we did... or didn't... use the first half of 2018? If we made any New Year's resolutions, how are we doing on those? If we aren't too far along, not to worry, we still have the second half of 2018 (minus one week) to get to working on them.

Now that we are in the heat (real heat) of the summer, we probably can use the weather to further postpone working on those resolutions, at least until it cools down a bit. (Oops, that will even allow more time slip by and create more pressure to achieve our goals by year's end.) Darn it. There just is never enough time available to do all that we want to do or want to get done... be it for the year, the month, the week or the day. Time management, one of life's most challenging ongoing activities.

And yet... time marches on... the clock keeps ticking... and we have to learn to get on with it.

So, it is all about priorities. What is really important to us? Seems we always do find time for the things that are important to us, no matter how busy we are. We actually don't find time, we make time for the important things.

Suggestion: during this coming week reflect on the first half of 2018, think about what you can do during the second half to make 2018 the kind of year you wanted it to be when it started. Hopefully, God, your relationship with God and our church family had a place in the first half of 2018, will have a place in the 2nd half of 2018... and, will be a part of the rest of your life.

Jim Hubbard

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