How to maximize ‘Prime Time’

By Kay Owen-Larson

“Life can be a daring adventure or nothing at all” Helen Keller

When you think of “prime time,” you may think of the prime time of your life, prime time TV, prime time of the day; or it may mean that you spend prime time with family or friends or prime time with the Lord.

Maximizing that time, according to Webster, means, “to increase to a maximum,” “to make the most of,” to find maximum value of.” No matter which definition you like the best, or what your “prime time” is, it will probably be necessary to make some changes in your life in order to maximize your “prime time.”

Change is not always a bad or difficult thing. Look at change as an opportunity to maximize or to find maximum value in your prime time. Understand that change comes about in each of us from the inside out…not the other way around. Change is not a passive word but an active word. It involves choices and a good attitude and knowing that you cannot do it alone.

It takes faith to allow the Lord to come in and make the necessary changes on the inside of you. Someone has said that faith is like a silver tea set – “it cannot stay bright unless it is used and polished daily”. It is only when you seek the Lord and rely on your faith that you can continually let your faith shine and affect others around you.

In having your faith tested through trials that come about when you make changes, you should “consider it pure joy because the testing of your faith will develop perseverance” (James 1:2).  When we walk in faith, there is nothing to fear because perfect love casts out fear (1 John 4:18).

How are you using your faith to step into your “Prime Time?” Learn to step out in faith, love and joy and accept the things that the Lord wants to change in you to maximize your own “Prime Time.”

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