Dedicated

Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord,
and He will lift you up.

(James 4:10)

LORD Jesus, we praise You, for You have made the way for us, so we can come before our Father in prayer. Forgive us, O God, we pray, whenever we are carnally and double-minded. Help us to see where and when we are going wrong and against Your Word. Enable us to look to You for the perfect counsel. Guide us, so we will draw near to God. Help us to cleanse our hands, to purify our hearts, and to be single-minded. In Jesus’ holy name we pray. Amen.  

Today’s blog post is an introduction to a series of posts on time management. Let’s start by digging a bit deeper into the meaning of the word. 

Noah Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defines the word “dedicated” as,

DEDICATED, pp.
Devoted to a divine Being, or to a sacred use;
consecrated;
appropriated;
given wholly to.

More recent dictionaries mention various other things and actions as examples of what a person can be dedicated to. The “divine Being” and the word “sacred” are left out, though. 

On the other side, they are using similar synonyms for “dedicated” like, 

  • devoted to,
  • wholly committed to, or
  • given wholly to.

One points out that to be dedicated to something means that we will “set apart” or “secure” a specific part of our resources (e.g. time, finances, talent) to get that something done.

What does dedication have to do with time management?

Everything. If something is important enough, you will make time for it. You will take the time to meet with that special person and/or invest other resources to accomplish things.

How do you and I decide, though, if someone or something is worth the effort and time? How can we know what to commit to and what to let go off? How does this look like throughout the year, during the month or week, and in our daily lives? Stay tuned, please. In the next blog post/s we will discover more about the importance and the efficiency of good time management. 

Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you today.

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