How Are You Spending Your Time?


Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. Matthew 6:33

It’s been another busy day. In the last month or so, I have made trips to work, to home, and back again for various appointments and engagements in order to ensure our family is healthy-mentally, physically, and emotionally. Today, has been no different, and as I sat waiting in another doctor’s office, I couldn’t help but think about what fills up my time as I wait in each of these waiting rooms.

See, I actually don’t mind the waiting rooms of doctor’s offices. I spend so much time there for myself, or my kids, that I now know to pack a good book to take with me, a homework assignment that needs to be completed, and of course, there is always my Facebook newsfeed to scroll through.

All this time simply waiting…and I still tell myself that I don’t have enough time in the day to read a devotional. I struggle with finding alone time with God, but still manage to find the time to get in the next chapter of that great new book. To open Facebook and see who has updated their status in the last ten minutes. To lazily flip through a new magazine.

And, I tell myself I don’t have a moment to spare for God. Why is this? How can I, a woman who professes to be consumed by faith and His presence, not take a few minutes to actually BE in his presence daily?

I mean…I am intentional about checking Facebook every hour to “check in” with all my “friends.” I am intentional about brewing my coffee and spending time with my morning paper, or the Today Show. I am intentional about keeping my medical appointments. I am intentional about bringing my schoolwork along for the wait in the school pick-up line.

But, I am not intentional about checking in with my friend upstairs. I am not intentional about brewing my coffee and reading my morning devotional. I am not intentional about bringing God along to wait with me in the long after school pick-up line. I am not intentional about setting aside time for my “spiritual” appointments.

In everything you do, put God first, and He will direct you and crown your efforts with success. Proverbs 3:6

Life these days is defined by “busy-ness.” Success is measured by how much one person has on their plate, and how well they can manage to keep it all together, and unfortunately, all this “busy-ness” often means the world has no time for God.

So, what are you making time for? Are you checking in to Facebook hourly, or are you checking in with God? Are you keeping all your medical appointments, but not taking time for your spiritual health? Are you letting the world define your success and desire to monopolize our time, instead of making time for Him?

I know I am guilty of often making God my last priority, but I no longer want to be defined by the world’s version of success. I don’t want to be caught up in the “busy-ness” that makes up our lives that I forfeit the crown of success God has waiting for me.

I don’t ever want to be too busy for God.

Because if I have got enough time for Facebook, I have got enough time for Him.

If I have some extra time in the waiting room, then I have enough time for Him.

So, while you are waiting today, how are you spending your time?

I hope with Him, because He certainly always makes time for you!

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