Saturday, May 30, 2009

Time Management

Okay, do you ever get the feeling that you are walking a thin line that you feel is about to snap and you tumble into the deep abyss. My wife has even threatened me with the actual words of divorce if I cannot find the time for her and the kids. I have gone to counseling at our church to talk about trying to give more to my wife and kids. I know it is a burden that I have put on my loving wife who has to take care of practically the entire house while I am away. If I am to be a successful husband and father I must put them before anything else. Life just keeps getting more interesting doesn't it!

Time Management, just say those two words to yourself! TIME MANAGEMENT! It is more important than you think. My work is always tugging on my shirt sleeves asking me for one more thing, can you make a phone call and take care of this, here is a problem I need you to take care of, send this email out, fly out and work out of the state for 3-5 weeks with no advanced warning. It is a never ending stream of stuff that can bog you down so quickly you will sink in it.

My goal is to find ways to manage my time with my family while still giving enough time to my work to accomplish what is needed, not wanted. I have such an unpredictable schedule I can't seem to find the regular hours I need to give my wife and kids the time they want and need so desperately from me. "God. please give me the strength and patience to get through these trying times".

I would love to hear back from anyone who is going through the same trials and tribulations that I am so I can find some peace. I would love to have an average 8-5 job that would give me the time to really get back to basics and bond with my family again. I love my wife and kids so much that I would quit my job in a second to show her how much I love her, but what would that accomplish. That would just make the situation worse. I have to find that fine line of work and home and try to repair that fine line into a steel anchor chain that can not be broken by anything.

Well I hope to hear from anyone who is going through the same thing I am. For now God Bless and be safe in this ever changing world!


Heart2Heart said...


So glad you decided to become part of the blogging community and use this as a way to reach out to people like yourself.

I am so proud of you!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Andrea said...


What a heartfelt post. Time management is tough for all of us. In the midst of this struggle I try to remember to not allow satan to steal my joy. Remember: "..the joy of the Lord is your strength." Neh. 8:10
I will be praying for you and yours....blessings, andrea

RCUBEs said...

Welcome brother Steve! "Gotta' Have Faith" is a great title for your blog as that's what all of us must have in order to survive the craziness in this world.
My husband is in law enforcement and there was a time where if their main HQ tell them to pack up and they needed to go to this assignment, there were just no choices. No ifs, ands or buts. So I was left to request from my work some time off so I could be with our son. It wasn't easy but when we brought this to the Lord, that was when we found our peace. Never forget that there is no problem bigger than the Lord. Our devotion everyday starts with Proverbs 3:5-6 -"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all of your ways, acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight."
Since last year, it has been steady with my husband's schedule. We can plan all we want but it is still the Lord that determines our steps.
I hope that you will be encouraged as you tackle this new journey of sharing your faith with others by blogging. And the neat thing: we can pray for each other. So, I'll do that for you and your family. God bless

christy rose said...

I just came over from Kat's blog. I love her blog. I am glad to come and meet you. I will be back to visit some more.
This was a wonderful heartfelt start to your blog.

Christy Rose