“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need.”
Even If It’s Good
Just because what you’re doing is “good” doesn’t mean it’s not acting as a distraction from spending time with God. Honestly, I find myself guilty of this much too often. Thinking “well, I’m getting things done around the house, which is a good thing”. Or, “I’m hanging out with my friends, which isn’t a bad thing”. But while these things may not be “bad”, they’re not able to substitute for spending time with God. He’s the reason you’re able to go to school or work and hang out with your friends in the first place. In order to continue to learn more about Him and His Word, you have to spend time reading the Bible and talking to Him. Every relationship takes time you have to invest to make it grow, and the same applies to your relationship with God.
You Do Have Time
You make time for the things you want. Think about it. You make time to catch up on your favorite TV show, right? Or to scroll through your feed and see what other people are up to? If you really want to do something, then you’ll make sure you have a chance to do it. So, if you really want to grow your relationship with the Lord, then make time for Him. Move God to the top of your list. Make a point to open your Bible app before your Instagram app. Or talk to God before you text your friends. Even if it means sacrificing something else, you have the time to spend with God.
He Will Give You Rest
“Come to me, all of you who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). If your busy schedule is really affecting you, then that should PUSH you to spend more time with God because He is the only One who can give you true rest. If we just come to Him when we are tired, then He can be our comfort and provide us with peace. We move God to the side because we’re just too tired, not realizing that He is the solution.
It Affects the Rest
When you are spending time with God, you become more joyful, wise, and the things you’ve been discovering about God are going to pour into other areas of your life. When God is your priority, you’ll see the other parts of your busy life begin to improve, as well as your mood. God is love and a giver of joy. When you make a point to put yourself in His presence every day, you’ll be happier, and you’ll begin showing more love to others. His effect is contagious.
So, What Do You Say...
No more excuses. We may have busy lives, but God is more important than it all and more than deserving of our time and attention. Bring your exhaustion to Him, so He can give you rest. Then, you’ll see how spending time with Him actually brightens the rest of your life.