The Finer Things in Life posting on Twitter that she was not going on the computer until 1pm.
"Hmm" I thought "If I stay off the computer until 1pm imagine the things I would accomplish!"
My second inspiration came from Sarah Mae of Like a Warm Cup of Coffee who originally started Motivate Me Monday. I encourage you to read her post Is Your “Me” Interfering With “Them?”
Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:15-16
Do you ever have moments where God penetrates your heart with what he is trying to tell you? Where He gently burdens you with an issue in your life until you choose to surrender and allow Him to fix it?
I have often been frustrated with my family (mostly my children but sometimes my husband) for interrupting my blog time. Can't they see I am creating? Don't they know how irritating it is to be disturbed in the middle of pouring out my heart to my online friends? Why won't they just leave me alone to get this done?
Wow! Seeing these thoughts out there in black and white is sobering. I am missing out on showing love to those I love most through my own selfish attitude.
The Motivate Me Monday tag line is "Where we redeem our time". Here is how I plan to do just that.
I will not check email, blog or Facebook until 1pm daily. I will only be on the computer for 1 hour during these afternoons. I will set the timer on my kitchen stove so that I have to remove myself from the computer and go upstairs to shut it off.
I will set aside my mornings for chores, homeschool and spending time with my children (and husband if he happens to be home).
I will use the second hour of my children's nap as a quite time to relax and be refreshed.
So there you have it! My time redemption plan.
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