I don’t know how many of you are like me, but sometimes at the end of the day, or week, I find myself wondering where the time went. I think about all the things I didn’t get done, or still want to do. With the spring weather comes new projects and even more “stuff” to take up my time.
The issue that most people run into (at least me) is that the day slips by and you are left thinking, “Wow, today is done? What did I do for Jesus today?” Sometimes guilt is associated with this question. The lives we live are busy and demanding. It’s hard to schedule the time, but investing yourself on behalf of another is one of the most rewarding experiences.
If you have looked at the Hope Circle and the seven steps to be a “Person of Peace,” you will see that these steps are not time consuming. In fact, they have broken down the process of investing in a person’s life on behalf of Jesus, and made it less intimidating.
Maybe the trick is to avoid scheduling more into our busy lives, but instead to find the opportunities that are given to us. Who are the people we meet and interact with on a daily basis? Are we taking the time to listen to their stories? How do we capture those moments? I know I let them slip by.
Though I live a busy life, I’m not so busy that I can’t let people see how happy I am, and how grateful I am for life. Along the way, I desire to instill hope in someone else’s life. I love spontaneous, unexpected conversation. These conversations are what I have been learning to pray for. I crave these impromptu opportunities through out my day.
God of Hope has wristbands that can be used to not only strike up conversation, but to also serve as a daily reminder to do something for that person you are sharing Jesus with. If you would like to know more about these wristbands and how you can use them, please head over to our contact page and get in touch with one of us.
What are some ways you have fit others into your busy life? I’d love to hear your ideas.
Executive Coordinator – God of Hope