This past week I was speaking with a friend about how we feel like there’s never enough time in the day to get done all we want. We push certain things to the back burner, prioritizing what means the most to us by what we accomplish first.
He said he’d missed church Sunday and his entire week felt off. At the time, it seemed like what he had to do was more important than church. After all, God meets us where we are. But afterwards, he wished he’d went to church.
As an author, pharmacy technician, wife, mommy, housekeeper, and home chef (love the way that sounds so official), I’m often tempted to let certain things slide in an effort to capture more time. If I skip my forty minute workout, I could get my article done that’s due. If I only read a few verses, it’s still devotion time, right?
But this way of thinking is deceiving.
God created time, if we put Him first, don’t you think He’ll take care of the other stuff? Tweet this
What this really boils down to is my level of faith. When I get focused on my to do list, I forget about God’s. Tweet this
His business should always trump mine.
If anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself. (NIV) Galations 6:3
God is blunt. He sheds light where I need it, regardless if it offends me or not, because He loves me and knows what is best for me. I am nothing without God.
If you’re struggling with time, give it to the Lord. The creator of everything can handle your to do list.
Do you notice a difference when you don’t put Jesus first?
Melissa K. Norris inspires people's faith and pioneer roots with her books, podcast, and blog. Melissa lives with her husband and two children in their own little house in the big woods in the foothills of the North Cascade Mountains. When she's not wrangling chickens and cattle, you can find her stuffing Mason jars with homegrown food and playing with flour and sugar in the kitchen.