Many years ago, my ministry used to take me all over the world. On one occasion I returned home after spending several weeks away, and my wife, Jill, came to greet me at the airport with our two boys. I thought, Where’s our daughter? So I said to Jill, “Why didn’t you bring Judy?”
I saw a look of horror come over Jill’s face. She turned to the tall young woman standing beside her, and she said to me, “This IS Judy!” I didn’t recognize my own daughter. In the space of three months, she’d changed from a gangly adolescent to a poised young woman! I thought to myself, Where in the world does the time go?
Yes, we often feel as if time is passing by too fast. I’m sure you’ve heard someone say, “There aren’t enough hours in the day.” But the truth is, there are exactly the right number of hours in a day—we just try to jam too many things into those hours.
Everyone has a list of things they think they should be doing with their time. In my life I’ve been encouraged to exercise more, read more, pray more, and spend more time with my grandchildren.
These are all good things. But there’s a problem: I don’t have “more time” unless I make time!
Then I read something in the Scriptures that addressed the issue: “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:33).
So what should your first priority be?
Make certain that with whatever time you have, you’ve got time for the Kingdom. And there’s a promise that if you do that, then all the other important things will fall into place.