The new enemy is Busy

“So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.” – Psalm.90:12

“He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the maze of the most busy life. But where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incidence, chaos will soon reign.” – Victor Hugo

“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.” – Zig Ziglar

TIME, is a very important factor to our daily living. It measures the span of how long something takes. Heard of the term “time flies when you are having fun” but how about when time really drags or when there just doesn’t seem to be enough time in a day?

In the current culture that we live in, we are all running around like headless chicken trying to sort out this and that. We carry with us a long list of to-dos that we may never get to complete. This in turn leads to frustration and depression. Some how life seems to be chaotic and this chaos seems to be more prevalent in young adults and middle aged people. Consequently, I see a lot of anti-depressants given out like adult candies to this particular age group.

Phrases such as, “get your priorities right, … first thing is first” echo in my mind, but how easy is it to put this in practice?

Setting attainable goals seems to be the way forward with this, but when lead by the Holy Spirit you are more likely to achieve those goals and if you didn’t you know that God’s grace is sufficient even when you are weak and tired. I believe that even in this area, being secure in God’s love makes all the difference on how you perceive things, whether good (to be thankful and not proud) or bad (to rely on God’s sufficient grace and not be frustrated).

If our motives are right (to honour God), God according to His good will won’t dishonour His name, He will be glorified through these weak and broken vessels.

“Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil.” – Ephesians.5:15-16

Further reading: Billy Graham: 4 Steps to Using Your Time More Wisely