Time Is Valuable
If something or someone monopolizes you, they demand a lot of your time and attention, so that there is very little time left for anything or anyone else.
Too often, a person can irritate me because they just have too many needs and they don’t consolidate their requests making me spend an inordinate amount of time helping them. know that there is such a thing as people who interrupt others rudely or impatiently. Still, over the years, I have found that the people who complain about others rudely interrupting them (for additional help) they mostly are those who are frequently helping others.
Cast your anxieties on him, for he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7
People who try to control others are themselves out of control. These individuals will latch on to that which they know they can control thus making them feel better. It is kind of a fortification for them. That’s why people who squander our time generally obstruct our productivity and annoy us in the process. Whatever is going on for them is never about you. Being a control freak is a compulsion. Recognize that it began for them long before you showed up. Human nature allows us to take things like this personally. Don’t!!! Remember, they are doing this for their own sense of inner control, but doing it via outward expression. In other words they try to do it to everyone.
When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, Then You knew my path. In the way in which I walk They have secretly set a snare for me. Psalm 142:6
Just Don’t React
Do not allow yourself to fall into the same behavior you are trying to avoid. Do not react. Knowing now what you do about control freaks, when they become aggressive take off your armor. Sometimes it’s hard to escape the time-waster. More often than not, control freaks have low self esteem. But in many other situations, you can take steps to regain control of your time and your schedule. Control freaks never want to appear vulnerable. But in fact they are. Remember people do what works. When you stop allowing it they stop doing it. It won’t be overnight but it will happen.
Come to me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6: 34
We Are Fortunate
Do we let others use us? We have to use discernment. While the Bible does say to give, it also says if a man doesn’t work he doesn’t eat. So let’s say you have a friend who always asks you to lend him some money. If you have it give it, but if that person refuses to get a job and keeps asking don’t keep giving especially if giving can harm you financially. If you keep giving he will never learn responsibility.
First, when it comes to standing up for the less fortunate, we do not have the option to be non-confrontational pushovers. The prophetic voice of the Scriptures seem to make that clear. I usually say: “Stand up for the life of others, lay down your own.”
Also, another thought to ponder; respect your own time. Your time is valuable. You have a finite amount of time, and you never get it back once you spend it. If you recognize your time as valuable, this attitude will percolate through to how you organize your day. Subconsciously, you are telling yourself, that your time is as precious as anyone else.
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