As my life gets crowded, and some days feel like “standing room only,” I am increasingly focused on making the most of my time. Efficiency has become an art form; time management a well-developed skill. I’ve been telling myself that I do this so that I will use my time nobly in the service of the Lord. That is truly my desire.
But I had an epiphany a couple of days ago that my well-meaning time management techniques might be more self-serving than I had realized. I decide how much to give in service and how much to keep for myself. And I always want some for myself.
Maybe time is not mine to dole out but God’s to give. Perhaps I should simply follow God and trust him for the time instead of squeezing tasks into my pre-assigned service hours or days. It’s a subtle but important shift.
How do you view your time? Is it difficult for you to trust God with your schedule?
“This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24