Distribute This Math Equation

College student(Christmas Break + Free Time) = X

Solving for X, we get: Sleeping all day, watching re-runs of vampire shows, and above all, accomplishing NADA. That’s some equation. 

It was my first day of Christmas break today and to be honest, I have no idea where the time went. I woke up at 9am, went back to sleep, woke up at 2pm, listened to music, watched True Blood and now it’s after 6pm. Yeah, I got nothing done. I’m ashamed to say I’m still in my PJs…

I did hop on the scale. I swore I thought I gained the Freshman 15 all over again, but the scale said I gained a little over 2lbs since my last weigh-in in early October. Not bad. Still, I could have LOST 15 pounds since the beginning of the semester. So, I just had a burger (it was small) and fries. Throughout the day I munched on cereal and pizza. Classic college kid. That’s not a compliment… I’m going to watch another episode of True Blood to let this food digest then I’ll workout around 8pm. Then I want to watch a sermon. Also, as I’ve said before, I’m going to consider Churching it out twice on Sundays. Hey, I’ve got the time. I might as well use it wisely instead of sleeping the day away. 

I’ve been waiting on that callback for an interview. I never thought I’d say that I really, and I mean REALLY, want to work at Burger King. If I can get in my first pay check before school reopens then I can pay to get some work done on my mother’s car and then I won’t have to spend $6 a DAY to catch the bus to college! I speak it! 

 

Side Note: Oops. I thought I had already posted this. Well, I finished my workout and now I’m going to shower, grab some hot cocoa and watch a good sermon. G’night all!

XOXO

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Time Over God: Fitting Him Into Your Schedule, or Your Schedule Into Him

As a college student, I’ve realized one important thing:

My time management sucks!

Lately, I’ve been running around and around trying to do this and that, all at no avail. I was saying to myself, hopefully, I can get this finished before this due date, or read this before this class starts. Gah! This is the life of a (let’s put this in parentheses prospectively over-achieving) student. I can be pretty stern on myself and contradictorily set myself harsh limits while trying to be limitless. Meaning, I’d take 6 classes, a part-time job, and be overly active in campus activities and clubs while trying to maintain A-status, A-grade, and A-face that everyone must go to for assistance/motivation/academic advice/moral support… you get the idea.

At the end of the week I’m beat! I want to sleep, I want to stuff my face due to a heap of stress, I want to shut myself in my room and sleep for weeks on end. But, I’ve got two papers to write, a budget to create for the Math Club (it’s bitter-sweet being VP), I need to put in more hours at work… so, then, no sleep for me. This only leaves me with one brutal question:

What. About. God?!

Sometimes, I get so caught up in time and worldly goals that I’ve left Him for last, or I just scheduled Him in for a weekend Bible Study meeting or Church on Sunday. I’ve realized that, slowly but surely, I became another “Weekend-Christian.” It hurts. I’ve suddenly felt unworthy, more unworthy than ever. I’ve felt as if I certainly don’t deserve the mercy continuously given to me when I give Him a 30-second prayer because I’m too tired from the day’s work to really talk to my Father, or even continue to make blog posts because it subtracts time I could use to study.

We all must understand that, yes, God wants our love; but He also wants some of our time.

How do you show your spouse or parent that you love them? Sometimes, you may buy them a gift, or lend them a sweet word, or spend quality T.I.M.E. with them. It’s the same way with God – only thing is He is Our GOD and therefore, is much more important than a spouse or even a parent. He is Our Creator. Yet, why do we schedule Him in when our days are too hectic?

Pencil Your Schedule Around God, Not Vice Versa

I’ve started to re-evaluate my life and schedule. Some things need to go. I told my boyfriend we can talk more after 5 weeks, but for now I need to focus on some things. As a Christian, and one of my main supporters, he’s very understanding. I may be forced with my own bills, therefore, I HAVE to work but if I didn’t that would have been the next thing to shrink. As a Christian and a college student I have two main daily priorities: God, and school (in that order). Let’s not forget the other titles I hold: daughter, sister, friend, girlfriend, etc that are seriously taken into consideration as well.

“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time” Ephesians 5:15

I freed-up some responsibilities (and mentalities!) so that I could give God my whole day, and not simply pencil Him in. My time must be handled seriously, efficiently, and must be prioritized accordingly. Realize that your day begins with God and ends with Him. Live like that. If God is your day, and your day is God then all other things must be penciled in. So, you wake up to God and praise Him.. then you must pencil in your 9am class… however, during and after class you’re still accompanied by a loving, omnipresent God.

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Matthew 6:33