Do you ever scratch your head and wonder, How can I find the time to meet all of my obligations?

How can we find that perfect balance between what is important and what is really trivial? Especially in a day and age when everything, it seems, is so BIG!
Here’s a tip that may help. Think back to the last time you moved. Remember sorting through boxes, tossing what you considered junk and keeping what was priceless?

It’s the same with our schedule. Sometimes we need to stop and inventory our commitments. Often we find ourselves involved in perfectly innocent endeavors that take up just too much of our time. Someone once said that quite often we have so many irons in the fire that the fire goes out. A periodic housecleaning helps us keep our fire going.

This is what it means to redeem the time. Each moment God gives us is precious—and we should use our days to glorify Him. Sometimes that means getting our hands dirty in ministry. Other times it is just going to work and providing for our families. And other times it is just spending time in quiet solitude with the Savior.

Busyness is good—but it can be bad if we allow it to crowd out what is most important in our lives.

Is it time for you to take inventory of your schedule? Ask God to give you wisdom to separate what is important from what is trivial.

God has not bowed to our nervous haste nor embraced the methods of our machine age. The man who would know God must give time to Him. — A.W. Tozer

Devotional by Dr. James A. Scudder