It’s Friday! Time for FMF…that time to write for five minutes – (largely) unedited and (for the most part) unrehearsed. If you haven’t yet, you really should check many of the other links here – it really is interesting to see how one word can evoke many different thoughts. And many similar ones, too!
This week’s prompt: ACCEPT
GO: After I quit working – or at least working at a job with a paycheck:) – I found myself in somewhat of a new season in my life. Suddenly, I was a SAHM…but not really “M” as that acronym implies. My children are adults. So, I am a Stay At Home…what? I’ve thought much about a correct title but defining this time of my life has been tricky – even trickier than finding initials to identify it.
For sure, I have more time. And, for sure, I want to be busy. I have the time to accept all types of invitations and to say yes to lots of opportunities. However, I don’t want to simply be busy, I want to be productive and, more importantly, I need to be a wise steward of my time.
God has not allowed me extra hours in my day to simply occupy – or preoccupy myself. Even in this phase of life, I need to seek His guidance and accept only those offers to be engaged or to get involved or make those choices “to do” that would be a wise use of my time and would be pleasing to Him. I want to accept – or decline – invitations and opportunities that help me “number my days” – use my days – wisely.
Psalm 90:12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.