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There's No Time

Updated on September 24, 2017
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I am a Christian pastor who wishes to bring glory to God in all that I do, and to help people through my writing to know Him better.


Too Busy for Success

The more I talk to people, the more I realize why so few people ever accomplish really great things in life. It's not that they are incapable. It's that they are so blamed "busy". They are always busy and never really take the time, doing what it takes to win in the things that really matter. They are always doing stuff but never buckling down to do the activities each day that will lead them toward their real purpose in life. They are simply too busy to be successful.

I. Time is God's Gift

Every second that we spend is a gift from Almighty God. And He expects us to use each of them wisely. I like the way the King James Version of the Bible talks to us in Ephesians 5:16 when it says: "Redeeming the time, because the days are evil." In other words we are to make the most of the moments God has allowed us.

In the book of Ecclesiastes chapter 3 the Preacher says this:

" There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven—

A time to give birth and a time to die;
A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted.
A time to kill and a time to heal;
A time to tear down and a time to build up.
A time to weep and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn and a time to dance.
A time to throw stones and a time to gather stones;
A time to embrace and a time to shun embracing.
A time to search and a time to give up as lost;
A time to keep and a time to throw away.
A time to tear apart and a time to sew together;
A time to be silent and a time to speak.
A time to love and a time to hate;
A time for war and a time for peace.

What profit is there to the worker from that in which he toils? I have seen the task which God has given the sons of men with which to occupy themselves.

He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also set eternity in their heart...."

II. Wise Use of Time

The truth is that we all have enough time to do what God has placed us upon this earth to accomplish. We all have a God-given purpose to bring glory to Him by what we do, whatever that may be. However, in our society we are too busy being entertained by the latest episode of our favorite T.V. show, or playing games on our computers, to realize that our time on this earth is limited. There are only so many sunrises and sunsets that we are appointed to witness, before the sands will run out in our hourglass and God will take us off this earth.

The sad thing is most live as though there is all the time in the world. Just looking at T.V watching, the average person, by the time they reach 65, will have spent 9 years at it. And that is just one wasted area.

How many people, when they get near death will wish that they had 9 more years to spend watching television. I dare say that they will rather think about more important things like spending that time with those that they love. And yet most of us won't think twice about that until it is too late. We will continue to fritter away our life, one episode at a time. And all along we will say; "I'm so busy!"


The next time you are tempted to tell someone your plate is too full to do something, consider how you have spent the last week of your life. Ask yourself if there is anything that you are doing that is simply a waste of that precious commodity that the Lord has given to you. And if so get rid of it. Or if it's something that you enjoy, and isn't sinful, then at least prioritize your life so as to make sure that it isn't taking up time that should be going to more important tasks. Remember, that there is always enough time to do the will of God for your life. If you are still on this earth, it means that He isn't finished with you yet. He has a task for you to do. Please don't be "too busy" to do it!

© 2013 Jeff Shirley


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