Ain't Nobody Got Time For That

I’m sitting here thinking of how in less than 24 hours it’s the time when the weekly Cross Effect blog post is typically released and I’ve yet to write anything, nor have any real topic in mind.  Is busyness an excuse?  There is certainly some validity to this considering the fact I’m currently spending several hours a week meeting the requirements of Fight Club. Yet, I do not feel I can use that as an excuse.  I’ve wrestled for the last several days with the thought of changing the posts to bi-weekly for a while until after Fight Club, maybe this will happen… maybe not.

There is a lesson in all this, a reason I’ve named this this post “Ain’t nobody got time for that”   We are all busy.  Some more than others, but our busyness is almost always self-imposed.   We tend to set our schedule and then try to find time to squeeze God in.  I’m thinking it should probably be the other way around, but for most of us it probably isn’t. Ultimately, we make ourselves so busy it is hard to find time for uninterrupted, quiet time with God.

We know how we start to feel when we neglect the most important relationship in our life. In my busyness, recently I’ve begun learning how to establish boundaries and set time aside for various aspects of my life…. i.e. when it is time to do something… I do only that.  On the flip side, I’ve been learning how to combine things.  Mainly, how to invite God into my life as I do other things.  Not that I should ever exclude him out, or that He should ever be secondary to anything I’m doing…. it’s just that often times I waste my thoughts as my mind wanders aimlessly.

So what times throughout your day could you do something yet make that time intentional in assuring you are focusing on God?  An example of this is that I’ve now dedicated my 17 minute drive to work as time that I focus on God in prayer and reflection.  It’s not much but instead of thinking about work or challenges in life… I dedicate this as time with God.  This is my practical challenge to you for this week:  Is there a time you can dedicate to set aside as a time that you’ll focus on the Lord?  What about when you exercise, do dishes, shower,,,, etc.  Think about it.   Dedicate it and grow in relation.  Blessed is Best!!

Shared by Chad Hellenthal