“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven” (Eccl. 3:1,2 NIV)
I must admit, I need direction from God most every day of my life. The problem is that I haven’t always run to God first. But I have gotten better over time.
Many years ago, God gave me a word. He said, “Take time to pray — or you will be praying for more time!”
I have found this to be so true!
Time is a valuable gift from God and we have a choice each day to choose what we are going to do with it.
Ephesians 5:15 tells us to “be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise making the most of your time because the days are evil.”
In this verse, the Greek meaning for wise means one who knows how to regulate his course in view of the movements of God.
God is moving in your life. Keep His movements in full view so that you can follow Him. Then your days will be well with you.
He already sees and knows everything that will come into our lives. He has a plan, and if we ask Him, He will guide us and lead us with His eye upon us.
“I [the Lord] will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.” (Psalm 32:8 AMP)
I have found that if I am not focussed in doing what God wants me to do, days can slip by and I can miss God opportunities. How about you? Are you taking time to seek God daily?
Every morning ask yourself, “What is the most important thing that God wants me to do today?”
If you ask Him, He will show you His plan for your day.
It’s tempting to start your day at full speed doing all things that must be done, but strive to put God first, for then “all these other things will be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33). It is God’s will that we order our days according to His plans for us and take time to spend with Him.
How does God want you to spend the time He has given you today? Ask Him and He will show you.
Once He does, keep focused on the work God has given you to do, not on the work you have chosen to do. As you prioritize your day God’s way, He will bless the work of your hands.
I have found that when I take time with God and He reveals His will for my day, it is important to write these things down to help me stay on task.