Early on in our marriage we decided we wanted to be debt free.
So we went through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University at a local church in Tigard, OR.
We stopped eating out so much, started budgeting and paid off all our debt.
It was a great feeling when we finally paid our last debt (we had less than $20,000 so it wasn’t a crazy amount but it still felt great).
Another positive side effect of learning how to budget money is that it also teaches you how to budget time.
For example, most people think the solution to their money problems is that they just need more of it.
But if they have a habit of leaving beyond their means then it doesn’t matter if they’re making $60,000 or $120,000 a year. They could still face the same problems until they figure out how to take control of their finances.
The same is true with time.
We may think we just need “more time” in our days. But let’s be real, if we had 34 hours in a day how many of us would still try to cram 35 hours of events in?
The problem isn’t a lack of time.
So instead of asking, “How can I get more time in my day?”
A better question to ask is, “How can I learn to better steward my time now?”
Remember, if you’re faithful with the little you’ll be faithful with much. And time, like money, is a valuable resource. I believe it’s entrusted to those who will be faithful with it and invest it wisely.