Next, there are a lot of choices that need to be made about your “free time” because there will always be more invitations to come or to help than you have hours in the week available. Friends, we need to identify priorities and revisit them often because seasons change.
What does it take for you to be a student?
How much time, energy, and preparation must you allot to this role each week?
What type of effort do you have to put forth?
I would even suggest that you map our your time for at least a week just to see how you are using time and recognize what things you are giving high priority to by way of the time you invest in them.
Take a look at your finances. What does your credit card bill, your debit card, or your checkbook say about what you prioritize?
Does your use of time and money reflect the priorities that you want it to? Is anything misaligned or absent? Is there anything that you spend too much time on? Too little time?
It is essential that you make time for daily bible study and prayer, regular exercise, and engaging in activities that help you to refuel at least once or twice a week. Are these things adequately represented in your week?