Time and Emotions

“As Dwight D. Eisenhower said, ‘There are no victories at bargain prices.’ …Either they choose the pain of discipline, which comes from sacrifice and growth, or they choose the pain of regret, which comes from taking the easy road and missing opportunities….self-discipline in potential leaders….Effective leaders recognize that their emotional reactions are their responsibility. The second area concerns time. Every person on the planet is given the same allotment of minutes in a day. Disciplined people maximize the use of their time.” Leadership Promises for Every Day, John Maxwell

2 Chronicles 34: 2, 3, “He followed the example of his ancestor David and always obeyed the Lord. When Josiah was only sixteen years old he began worshiping God, just as his ancestor David had done. Then, four years later, he decided to destroy the local shrines in Judah and Jerusalem, as well as the sacred poles for worshiping the goddess Asherah and the idols of foreign gods.”

Josiah made time to worship the Lord. He didn’t allow the worship of foreign gods, even though it may have been acceptable or pleasurable.

When we discipline our time and emotions, great things can happen:

  1. Repaired the temple, v. 8.
  2. Repaired other buildings, v. 11.
  3. Found the Book of the Law, v. 15.
  4. God will tell us what to do, v. 21.