“Hey let’s get together soon!”
”Yeah, let’s do that. I will find some time this week.”
I will clean the house when I find some time. I will ___ (fill in the blank) when I find some time.
Ever had some sort of situation like that. Is finding time is much like weight loss? We hope to lose weight. We try to lose weight but really without a plan we will never lose much weight. Finding time, like weight loss, doesn’t happen by accident.
There is no such thing is finding time.
Hope I didn’t burst your bubble. Mine was burst this morning when a dear friend in Christ passed away. I had spent the past four weeks trying to “find time” to go visit her. She was on hospice, which of course means she didn’t have much time left. How could I not MAKE TIME for such a dear woman? Now she is gone and I wont see her until I am gone. I feel sad and frustrated with myself about this.
We must make time for what really matters to us. What if that had been my grandmother? I am always trying to find time to call or write her. She doesn’t email much so I have to write her real letters to get to her; so of course I have to find time to do that. What is wrong with me that I cannot grasp the concept of making time for these important things?
Wouldn’t it be nice if it was that easy?
I wont blame anyone else for my issue. I look for time all over the place but never find “extra time.” Time is like money, when you have more it is rarely “extra.” So I will stop right now. When a friend says “let’s get together,” I will say “when?” instead of “soon” or the terribly untrue phrase about finding time. When something comes up that matters to me I will stop putting it off and make time for it – put it on my calendar right then.
…Of course this means I have to use my calendar.
Do you have this problem? Will you commit to stop trying to find extra time that rarely comes around and just start making time for what really matters to you?
So lets get to it! Start making time for what matters!
15 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the best use of the time, because these days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.