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May 09, 2022 08:00am
Managing Your Time For God’s Glory
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Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NTV)“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” 

H. Jackson Brown hit a nerve when he said, “Don’t say that you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” 

Yes, God has a divinely inspired rhythm for our growth and maturity to unfold. Jesus was never carried away from the best use of his time by over-scheduling. His day planner was never layered busyness, and we should war against it as well. Be reminded that in a period of waiting, God’s whispers are heard, our hearts are refreshed, our perspective will refocus, and our witness can be used for His glory. 

God modeled balance when He took a break from creation to rest. Write it down . . . busyness will attack your joy and damage your relationships if left unchecked. Why do you think that when you clear your schedule to attend a mission trip you often come back refreshed and energized? You get away. You choose to be filled. YOU wait on God and for God. He becomes the priority.

Let’s make time for our heavenly physician’s checkup to heal our overscheduled souls. These appointments are daily and not negotiable. The Christian life that is abundant is not a busy, reactive, chaotic mess. It is filled with periods of waiting that can’t be rushed. Choose to relinquish control over your time to the Most High and look forward in anticipation to how He will teach you to live your life for His glory. You can’t even imagine the adventures to come!

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