Why are we always in such a hurry? Where do we have to go? Who do we have to see? What do we need to accomplish in our set amount of time? The beat of America has become a constant motion as we rush from one place to the next never taking time to “enjoy the moment”.
There is an underlying urge to keep driving forward and a fear that we do not have enough time to accomplish all that needs to be done. Ironically, we crave and ask for more time yet we squander what we already have and whittle away anything extra given. Our presumption is that there is always more time tomorrow, but what if there is no more? What if the supply of time is slowly tapping out? God says it is.
“…because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained.”-Acts 17:31.
I recall in my previous occupation, I was required to keep track of my time on a daily basis in order to correctly bill clients for the hours spent working on their projects. Looking back over the minutes each week, I was amazed at how quickly the duration was consumed picking out paint colors, drafting up layouts, selecting the right upholstery, meeting with the client. So much time and effort was placed into selecting meticulous details all in hopes of leading to a successful sale to the client.
Is our time and energy being eaten away by frivolous acts perishing with the wind, or are we spending time getting to know our Creator God and the desires of His heart?
The well of time is beginning to run dry. “Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect” -Matthew 24:44.
Are we preparing ourselves for that day? Are we choosing to use the time we have been given to do work for God or for the enemy?
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”-Matthew 6:19-21
Do you feel the need to better manage your time? Are you willing to take the Time Track Challenge?
Time Track Challenge
- Keep track of each minute of an entire day.
- After 24 hours, tally up your time.
- Take a look at how your day is spent.
- What percent of your time is spent preparing for His return?
- What changes will you make to spend more time doing Kingdom business?
Would you be willing to share what surprised you most about where your time was spent?