Written By: Sienna Ducharme
I, like many of you, went back to school this month. More specifically, I started my first year of university. Not surprisingly, the looming deadline for this post (among many other looming deadlines) has had me thinking about time. Or lack thereof.
It is so easy to get wrapped up in school, work and all of our other responsibilities that we lose sight of what is really important. We plan for our futures years in advance, but what if Jesus came back tomorrow? Or in a couple hours? Would you be ready?
“Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.” James 4:14
I know that I am guilty of getting so wrapped up in my plans that I neglect the now. While it is important to consider our futures, we can’t let all of our plans take away from what is happening today. Our priority needs to be on walking with Him, and all the other stuff will follow. I know this is easier said than done, but think about it; does anything else really matter in the long run? Leading a God-focused life is something that will truly give you peace, and walking with Him will give you strength through your busy days. As it says in Proverbs 16:9,
“The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.”
So here is my advice to you: plan time for God. Even just downloading a daily bible verse app to read a verse each morning can be a small way to bring you closer to His word. I wish you strength through your busy days, but remember, the true strength will come from God!
Until next time,