I Don’t Have Enough Time!

Zechariah Newman —  June 17, 2014 — 13 Comments

It is amazing to me that God created everything. Both what is seen and unseen. It says in Genesis 1:14- 15, “Then God said, ‘Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years; and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth;’ and it was so.” Have you ever thought of this simple truth that God invented time?


Priorities with our time is crucial, yet I have failed time and time again. Judging by emails I received this last couple of weeks I am not alone. We as God believing people have failed, at least at times, to put God as Lord of our time.

Busyness. I believe this is an attack from the enemy. It has invaded every aspect of our culture. It is so all-consuming that it is our response when someone asks how we are doing. “Really busy” is an excuse we use and for me is a sign I am out of alignment. We struggle with slowing down and we certainly don’t have time to sit at the feet of God. We get stuff done although a lot of the time we can’t say what we have accomplished.

Take a step back. Often in life we need to step back and examine how we are spending our time. Are you getting results out of your time? Are your priorities in line with your belief? Are you keeping God first? Why? These are just a few questions I am asking myself this week. We all will have moments of failure, moments where we have overstretched and have been ineffective. The question always will be in time of failure; how will I react to this? Will I crumble or will I rise stronger? I will choose to center myself back on the cross. I pray you will too.

Multiplication of time. Giving first of anything requires faith. That is why our first fruits in all areas are so important. In Mathew 6:21 it says, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” I believe that when we give of our time first to God He will bless the rest. When we leave God out I believe it doesn’t have that blessing accompanied with it. I would rather have an hour that is blessed to work on my dream than four hours that are not. God will multiply your time as you give Him your first fruits.

Today I exhort you to put God first. I guarantee you will have enough time for the things that are important. As you trust God to be Lord of your time He will be faithful. Be blessed on your journey.

What helps you to keep God Lord of your time?

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  • Everything works out when we place God as #1 in our life and daily activities. It’s a constant challenge for me but I’m doing my best to keep God as my main priority and focus. Thank you for a great reminder bro!

    • Thank you Dan! Easy concept and hard to do sometimes. Tanks for your comment;)

      • SO true my friend. Glad to read and share on your blog.

  • You’re hitting on a topic I’ve been focusing on in my blog for the past couple of months through looking at technology and then balance. It’s a struggle we all face for sure. Keeping God Lord of my time involves my keeping Him first, then my family, then work. It involves constant adjustment for balance based on His leading and guiding. It involves choosing to use technology as a tool rather than be it’s slave. It’s a deliberate approach to keeping Him Lord. If I don’t choose to do it, or I simply choose to do nothing, it won’t happen.

    • I love it Kari. I can tell you have been covering it because of all the wisdom in your comment. Bless you on this journey.

  • When I was a small group leader, everybody in it was always soooo busy. “When do you make time for God? Our the plans God has for you?” I would ask. “I’m too busy,” they would respond. Yet, most posted to FB multiple times a day and would watched a marathon session of Breaking Bad. Are Facebook and TV shows more important than God and our futures? Not for me.

    • Great point Brian. Busy is an auto response and usually a sign of a sloppy life for me.

  • Reminds me of the verse that when we seek God’s kingdom and his righteousness, everything else will be added. Thanks for helping us stay accountable and reinforcing the importance of being intentional.

  • I”ve found that priority management instead of time management is a major key to finding enough time to do what matters most.

    • I like it Kent. Priorities in order are huge. Thanks for your wisdom;)

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