I don’t know why I never really valued time but it is such a valuable and limited resource. I had so much time in South Korea. I had time to focus on God, work on this blog, run errands, work, and spend time with friends. Sometimes I felt like I had too much time on my hands. I don’t have that luxury right now. I am trying to transition, doctor’s appointments, moving, errands, etc. By the end of the day I’m exhausted and my quiet time with God has suffered a bit.
I really liked my time with God in the morning and evening as I felt like they helped me focus on what really matters and kept me centered. I have a tendency to wake up and roll out the door when I have morning appointments. Whether it’s my attitude towards others or just my perspective on events, I’ve noticed that if I don’t start my day with God it’s a rough day. I didn’t know how to realistically solve the problem.
I remembered when I was riding with my youngest brother that he kept a copy of the Bible in the car. At the time, I was curious as to why he thought this was a good place to keep his Bible. He told me that he was so busy that sometimes the only chance he got to read the Bible was on a break, so he kept it in his car because a few minutes in the Word was better than nothing.
A few days ago, I decided to put my devotional in the car and committed to starting the day with it. I bought the “Jesus Today” devotional by Sarah Young, which is setup as if God was talking to us and includes scripture verses. It might only be a five minute read but it has made a big difference in how my days have been going. I feel more at peace and feel more focused on God and His work. It’s funny how a simple little habit can completely transform my day but it does. It’s not about the quantity of time you spend with Him but the quality of time. He understands that we go through different seasons and have busier times than others. He gets it, so don’t feel guilty if you don’t have the amount of time you want; focus on the quality.
What do you do when you’re short on time? I’d love to hear what kind of tips y’all have!