Well, I’ve decided that I’m going to write a book. The title of it will be “Growing Your Faith in 20 Minutes per Day.” Now, before I actually write it I’ll have to figure out how to grow my faith in just 20 minutes per day first. I’m feeling a tad frustrated right now actually. Here’s my standard daily schedule:
6:00 AM – Alarm clock goes off – get up and press snooze.
6:10 AM – Alarm clock goes off – get up and turn clock off and check to make sure Blackberry alarm is on.
6:30 AM – Blackberry alarm goes off. I lay in bed thinking about how if I were to get up right now I would have time to take a shower and stop to get breakfast on the way to work.
6:45 AM – Still laying in bed – even if I take a really fast shower I’ll be late to work if I stop to get breakfast.
6:50 AM – Jump out of bed and get in the shower.
7:05 AM – Just finished my shower (and shaving my head), it’s time to brush my teeth.
7:10 AM – Start getting dressed for work – I have 10 minutes if I want to get to work on time (no breakfast today).
7:20 AM – Head to the car.
7:25 AM – Hit the road. Where did that 5 minutes just go???
7:55 AM – Almost to work, do I grab a biscuit from Hardees and show up a few minutes late or just go straight to work?
8:00 AM – Stop at Hardees.
8:10 AM – Arrive at work.
5:30 PM – Start winding down my day to leave by 6:00 PM.
7:00 PM – Leave work. How did I end up there an extra hour???
7:45 PM – Get home – head to my bedroom change out of my work clothes.
8:00 PM – Still half-dressed in my work clothes, I sit at my computer to check my email and wind-down from the day.
9:00 PM – Have I been on the computer for an hour? Ugh!
9:15 PM – Eat dinner.
9:45 PM – Boil some water and drink a cup of Natural Calm.
10:00 PM – Start working on my web sites.
12:00 AM – I’m still working on my sites when I realize that even if I lay down right now and fall asleep fast I’m going to get less than 6 hours of sleep and will be miserable the next day at work.
12:30 AM – Lay down to go to sleep; I just lay there thinking about how I didn’t get a chance to exercise, read my Bible, call a friend, and so on. Pray that I will wake up feeling as if I had gotten a full 8 hours of sleep.
1:00 AM – Fall asleep.
Ok, so when do I spend time with the Lord? Don’t get me wrong, I pray almost non-stop throughout the day – “pray without ceasing” – but when do I have time to study the Scripture, read interesting articles and books to gain knowledge and wisdom, or simply put some intense thought into God, and Jesus, and my beliefs, and how I’m growing, and what I can learn, and where I’m heading in life, and… I think you get the picture. So, if any of you have it figured out, you know, growing your faith in 20 minutes per day, please hit me up!