Our cultural structured ways of making schedules, agendas, and timelines can be overwhelming. In an Instant Era, it’s now become what we are used to and what’s expected. Fast-paced. Instant results. Quick decisions. I’ve often thought that as humans, (being finite beings) the way we manipulate and fill our time can be anxiety-driven and exhausting. There seems to never be enough time in a day. I do believe that the enemy of our souls uses our obsession of controlling our time (or the illusion of time), to control our hearts. Intentionality is fleeting, albeit necessary. It’s easy to say “take five for God,” but in reality, maybe we need to take it a step further and create intentional time for God. I encourage you, that even if you need to “schedule” Him into your life, do it. Because at the end of the day, what matters is what we’ve done for Christ. Maybe that looks like devotional time, quiet time, serving the needy, resting, comforting a friend, reaching someone for Christ, praying – whatever your time with God looks like, be intentional. Also realize that sometimes the best time with God isn’t scheduled. Look for opportunities to serve God throughout your busy schedule. God will honor the time you spend with Him. Psalm 46:20. James 4:8. Matthew 6:21. Exodus 20:11.
©️Rachel D. Lyne