If you were to sit down and draw a pie diagram of your time spent during the day, what would get the largest percentage? Work, family, chores, etc.. How much of it would be praying, reading God’s word? Being the most guilty of this, I let the busyness of life rule my day. Life changes. I can remember when I was younger, with time to kill, bored, just wanting something to do. The older I get, having more responsibilities, it seems like there are not enough hours in the day. One thing for sure, when I let my quiet time become obsolete, things don’t go so well. I don’t seem to have clear discernment. I may get really upset about something that if I had taken the time to prepare my mind and my heart for the day, I would have been able to handle it better.
We prioritize by putting God last instead of first. We do this because we know he will be there when we need him. Have you ever had someone do this to you personally? They never call you or come see you unless they need something. This is how most of us treat our heavenly Father. He desires a relationship with us to help us. Sometimes we never seem to find the time unless we have something bad happen and we are looking for comfort or guidance.
I think Satan’s greatest tool to deter us from the Lord is time. There are so many things that pull us in different directions these days. We find ourselves in a mess and wondering how we got there. If we make time to have a relationship with our Creator, he will direct or paths. Our diagram will not be off balanced in one area. We will have a better balance life which leads to better decisions.
But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.