You and I are busy. Time is precious. Do you ever say, “But I don’t have time!”? These are some of the things we might spend time on today: 2 minutes to read this devotion, 15 minutes for breakfast, 30 minutes for the news (21 if you DVR it first), 8-10 hours for work, 2 hours for family, etc. But how much time will we spend with our Creator, Savior, and Sustainer, the One who brings meaning to everything we do today?
The apostle Paul encourages us, “Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity” (Ephesians 5:15,16).
Let’s be wise. Let’s recognize that when we say, “I don’t have time,” what we’re really saying is, “I don’t have time for that.” We all have 24 hours in each day. The real question is, What do you want to use your time for? This is a priority question. Ask, What is really important to me? As you look at your life, you might realize why you feel so busy. Take time to rest in God’s Word and in prayer to find real rest in him. There you will find his promises, his forgiveness, his peace, his providence, and his protection. When you focus on what’s most important, you will find you’re not so busy after all. And you’ll be able to make the most of every opportunity to serve your Savior!