God has given us a gift of 86,400 seconds every single day but once it’s gone, it’s gone, you can never get it back and it becomes buried time. It is so important for us, as Christians, to be good stewards of the time God gives us and to make every second count for His glory.
‘Time buriers’ is a term I use to describe the things in life that steal and snatch away our time from us. Every Monday I will be sharing a different ‘time burier’ to avoid and an alternative to replace it with.
Luke 9:59-62 Then He said to another, “Follow Me.” But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.” Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and preach the kingdom of God.” And another also said, “Lord, I will follow You, but let me first go and bid them farewell who are at my house.” But Jesus said to him, “No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”
In this passage of scripture, Jesus asks two people to follow Him. Both say they will, but only after they’ve done something else first.
I do this a lot and I believe that God is challenging me in this area of procrastination. The Lord showed me that it was fear that was preventing me from doing that ‘one thing’ that God was asking me to do.
I know that the call on my life is to worship and lead others into God’s Holy presence, however I have not always pursued this call. I have ran away from my calling on numerous occasions, busying myself with other things like Sunday School and hospitality. These church activities are not bad, on the contrary, they all glorify God but are they what God asked me to do first?
How many times do we put the important things off and say to ourselves, “I’ll just do this first”? We busy ourselves, wasting time rather than doing that one important job that God has asked us to do.
Is there something in your life that has become your ‘But First’. Ask God to show you the things that are standing in the way of what God is asking you to do?
Let’s not bury our time through procrastination but instead use our time wisely for the Lord by doing what He is asking us to do. In God’s Kingdom, time is never wasted.
Part 2 of Buried Time will be posted next Monday.
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