Have you ever made one of these statements? “I wish I had more time!” “If there were only more time.” “There’s not enough time in the day.” Please know that you are not alone. Many people struggle with how to manage their time. With busy schedules, work demands, raising kids, activities and events, you may be hard pressed to find any “down time.” Is there a solution, or does life just have to be this way?
The Bible actually teaches that life does not have to be this way. Before I give you the solution, let me share with you what does NOT work.
The answer is NOT having more time. Yes, you can wish for more time, but I have some bad news, “AINT GONNA HAPPEN!” Last time I checked, time doesn’t accumulate. You can’t save it in a jar for a rainy day. There won’t ever be 32 hours in a day, or 10 days in a week. Every day you get 86,400 seconds, and you must spend them. Spend them wisely.
Paul tells us to “make the most of your time, because the days are evil” (Eph. 5:16). The answer isn’t in having more time; the answer is in making the most of your time. Time is like money; you have to manage it well. If you don’t manage your time well, it will manage you. And honestly, if you can’t manage 24 hours a day well, you won’t manage 32 hours a day well either. Eventually, you’d be back in the same boat, wishing for more time.
Let me challenge you to do some time inventory. Right down where you are spending your time, and see if there are any adjustments that need to be made. Pray and ask God if there is anything you are spending time on that is unwise. Then walk by faith, and make the adjustments!