Time often seems like something of a race to the finish. Instead of finding ways to orchestrate our lives around what we would call really important, we often are caught looking at a huge buffet table of options and we try our best to eat as much as possible. The bible would suggest a different approach might be better. Focusing your efforts in particular areas of great importance give a much more satisfying experience.
Focusing isn't about ignoring everything else around you. Focusing is doing something with a purpose and in an intentional way that isn't present when we just get all sorts of other activities piled on us. When we focus our hearts on our passions and priorities there can be a lot of other things going on, yet we do all the other things with a conviction and a direction on what we as people want to accomplish. The harder question is, what is my passion or where are my priorities.
This is one question that is sometimes hard to answer because it can be difficult to be honest, even with ourselves, on our true passions and priorities. First of all, it serves no one to lie about these things. It would change nothing and make us less able to direct our time as we would like. Once we know where our heart is ask yourself... am I and can I serve the Lord with this treasure that I have. It is surprising sometimes how when we offer what we have to the Lord, how the Lord will use those gifts and passions to reach people and bless the world around us. Time, is in fact a gift from God and what we have is precious and should never be wasted with time wasting activities. Dedicate the time you have toward the glory of God and your time with have meaning, purpose and will satisfy.
A Time for Everything
1 There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
9 What do workers gain from their toil? 10 I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet[a] no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. 12 I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. 13 That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God.