Several years ago I read some books on “time management” and jumped on the bandwagon. I thought, these guys are experts. They know what they’re doing and I need to learn. After all, who doesn’t want to be more productive? But, like most things, the new soon wore off and the excitement was gone. I discovered that I was spending more time on my list than on my life. I was working more on my list of things to do than doing the things on my list.
It seems to me that some folks think if they are busy they’re doing what they should, but that’s not always true. Our priorities are out of place when we try to justify neglecting our duty by saying, “I’m too busy”. Let me put it this way–“If you are too busy to read your Bible and pray, you are too busy!” Yet multitudes do that almost everyday. They spend the bulk of their lives majoring on minors.
David Jeremiah gave good advice when he wrote: “It’s not enough to be busy. We must make sure we’re keeping our bearings in Christ. As you go through the day, the month, and the year, remember to periodically pause to check your priorities and get your bearings. Take time to pray and ponder. Set aside time for Bible study and personal meditation. Pull over at rest stops. Pause often to remember who you are, where you’re going, and the God you’re serving.” Think about it!