I heard a quote the other day that stated, “How you spend your time is the clearest indicator, especially to other people, what’s important to you.” How you spend your time is also a true measurement of what you believe in. Whatever you say your #1 value is must line up with your calendar. How much of your calendar day is wrapped up with what you say is your value? It is obvious to me that I value blogging. Almost everyday I focus on this addicting way of communication.
The best way to gauge your life values is by journaling how you spend your time each day. Start when you wake up and end the journaling process when you go to bed. If you say being with your family is a value, how much time do you spend with them? One ministry value that I say I have is mentoring others, but how much time do I spend growing and developing leaders?
There are some healthy values that we need in our life, but maybe we have not thought through how to make it part of our life. Maybe they are not natural values that we possess, but as we begin applying these values that are unnatural to our lives, our unnatural values transform in us to be a natural value.
The bottom line is what do you say is your life values…do they line up with your calendar?