Many of us, if not all of us, live a busy lifestyle. We have work, school, families, friends, church, and many other activities to try and balance. More often then not, it seems like there isn’t enough time in the day, or even the week, to get everything done. To-Do lists get put off, projects forgotten, outings postponed. These are all normal things for us. Often times we’ll put off a lifestyle choice, such as dieting or exercising, because we don’t feel we have the time to do it properly.
Unfortunately, this can easily translate into our spiritual lifestyle. We get so bogged down with everything that is happening in THIS world, wrapped up in the Lower Story, that we forget or even put off time with God. We may skip morning devotion or forget to pray before bed. It’s normal, almost expected and accepted, that this will happen from time to time. I mean, with all we’ve got going on, who’s got time to do it all the time?
A wise man once told me, “You make time for the things that are important.”
Now, I’m going to spend some time picking on myself here. I absolutely LOVE football. It’s my favorite sport to watch. I have loved it since I was a little boy. Recently, this love as led me to my love of Fantasy Football. It is a game that is fun, but can certainly be time consuming. Even though my schedule can be very demanding at times, I am still able to find time to play it. This may mean going to bed 10 minutes later, reading for only 30 minutes instead of an hour, or simply not watching a movie, but I “make time” to play it.
So what abut our spiritual life? What are we doing to make sure we have time for God? It’s so simple to say we love God and that our faith is the most important to us. But what are we doing to show it?
Once again, “We make time for the things that are important.” So with that in mind, I want us to ponder this question: How does the way you spend your time show what is important to you?
Caleb T. Brewer