Last night stores across the county were filled with last-minute grocery grabbers. People were rushing to grab their turkey and all the essentials to make the perfect Thanksgiving dinner for their families. They waited until the last minute and had to quickly scatter to get what they need. Most families meet at the same place, at the same time, every single year. The food preparer has known for 364 days that this day was coming. So, why did they wait until the last minute to start? Most answers are simple, they are just too busy.
Why do we put ourselves in situations where we are too busy? We often hear the same thing when we talk to people about worship. People don’t attend on Sunday evenings or Wednesday night Bible studies because they are ‘too busy’. Christ, although appears first in many people’s life, actually come 2nd, 3rd, or further down the list when they choose to do other things instead of worshiping or spreading God’s word.
What is it going to be like when God returns… Are we going to be too busy? When the time has come and Christ comes back for us; are you going to put him on a waiting list? Will you be the one who says “Hold on just a second, let me finish _________ before you take me with you.”? Do you think He will wait for you?
There are many reasons that we may be too busy in our lives to do things. God demands our worship. We do not need to get too busy in our life that we forget to worship Him. Every day, find a way to set aside time for God. Setting time aside for Christ each day can be a blessing in your life.
Are you guilty of spending more time with your worldly hobbies than the one that really matters? If you are, it is not too late to change. You can still make Christ a priority in your life as commanded. God should always be first over every event in our life; yes, even family events. I’m not saying it is wrong to have family events but if you are replacing time with Christ with other things, it is not what Christ has commanded us to do.
Let’s take this day today, slow down, spend time with our families, and give thanks to God. Without him, none of the blessings we have would be possible.
God is Good.