Wednesday, February 15, 2012


"I don't have time for that!"  Have you ever uttered those words when asked to do something?  It's easy to make excuses for not doing something we don't want to do.  Granted, life gets busy at times.  Many of us are busy coming and going and doing things on a daily basis.  Yet it's been my experience we can find time to do the things we want to do.  It's the things we don't want to do we don't seem to find the time to do.  Hmmm...isn't that interesting?

Let's look at this for a moment.  There are some facts that remain constant for each of us no matter who we are.  These things don't change.  For each day of life God gives us these variables are the same for each of us.  There are 24 hours in each day.  There are 60 minutes in each hour.  There are 60 seconds in each minute.  These things are constant.

It's what we do with the time we have that makes the difference.  There are some who can sit by and let time pass them by whether they be in the work place, at home or at church.  It's been said there are two types of people - those who are willing to work and those who are willing to let them.  While there's a little humor to that statement, there's a lot of truth to it.  It has been my observation if you want to make certain a certain project gets completed, you don't give that project to the one with the least to do.  You give that project to the busiest person.  They will find a way to get it done!

I often hear others say they don't have time to pray or study the Bible.  They don't have time to gather with God's people for sharing, encouragement and fellowship.  They don't have time to serve God.  They don't have time to check on their brothers and sisters.  Yet they seem to find the time to watch tv, go shopping, take a nap, eat or even enjoy a night out.  While there's certainly nothing wrong with any of these things, my point is we can find time to do what we want to do.  Does anyone else see the irony in that?

Perhaps we should be more honest the next time we are asked to do something.  Instead of responding, "I don't have time", let's say what we really mean, "I just don't want to do that."

Better yet, how about we go to Dr. Jesus and our "want to" fixed?  I think we get too self-absorbed.  Too often we can't see past the end of our nose.  As Christians, we say we love God, yet we only want to serve Him when it's convenient for us.  Is that really love?  Love gives.  We say we love others.  Do we really?  Again, love gives.

If we get our priorities in proper perspective we'll appreciate and enjoy life in a greater capacity.  We'll find time for God and for others.  It won't be that "left over" time either.  It will be be good, quality time.  It will be amazing!

Until next time, let's enjoy the journey together!


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