Priorities and Treasure
I don't have time.
It is a phrase we use often. I don't have time to exercise. I don't have time to take that class? I don't have to cook healthier meals. I don't have time to do this or that, even if it may improve my life. I don't have time to spend with God.
But, here's what we are really saying, "It's not a priotity." Next time you find yourself about to say, "I don't have time," instead say, "It's not a priority," and see how that feels.
We "make" time for what is important to us. And if we are not spending our time on what is most important to us, our priorities, we need to rework our schedules.
Luke says where your treasure is there your heart will be. Priorities=Treasure. Is your treasure in your career, your family, your carnal/physical desires?
We need to eat, we need to work, we need to care for our family and friends. These are all good things that are important. But any relationship requires time. And all other areas and relationships in our lives will suffer if we do not prioritize time for the relationship with our Creator.
You don't hear in wedding vows, "Ok honey, I love you and I'm marrying you now, but I don't have time to spend with you, so don't expect anything from me." As the bride of Christ are we neglecting our relationship with Him. Are we prioritizing everything else over keeping, developing, and growing in the most important relationship we have?
God can help us better handle the rest of our priorities and our schedules if we ask and are faithful in commiting our time to Him.
Where is your treasure? Think about it. Maybe it is time to reprioritize.
What am I showing are my priorities by the way I go through my day? Do they need some adjusting?
I need you to help me adjust my priorities. To commit to developing the most important relationship in my life, the one with You. Because I know that if I do that all other things shall be added unto me in accordance with Matthew 6:33.
I ask for wisdom over my schedule that my days will go in the order You desire. That You will help me accomplish all that I need to as I am faithful with my time commitments. I know all quality relationships require time and communication. I need time in Your Word to get to know You better Father. I commit my time to You. Teach me to be a good steward of it.