Time is something everyone thinks we have plenty of. During the school year students think, "When will it ever be summer?"
But we need to be good stewards of our time. We need to make use of our time wisely.
Luke 12:16-20 16 Then He spoke a parable to them, saying: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded plentifully. 17 And he thought within himself, saying, "What shall I do, since I have no room to store my crops?" 18 So he said, "I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there I will store all my crops and my goods. 19 And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry.”’ 20 But God said to him, "Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?"
We all need to spend time alone with God. I'm not talking about those five minutes every morning. I'm not even talking about that one hour every morning. I'm talking about a continual communion between you and God. You don't have to be like a monk and live up in a monastery. You can be alone with God and still have your normal lifestyle by just getting rid of some things. We all have so much busyness in our lives, even we who are in ministry.
Turn off the television in the evenings. Turn off the radio in your car. Spend time by yourself in your room with no distractions. When it's quiet and you have nothing to distract your mind, you can hear that still small voice of the Holy Spirit. When God knows He has your undivided attention, He will impart wisdom and understanding to you. You will begin to grow and mature. You will begin to sharpen your edge.
We have been conditioned to think we must always be doing something. If we're not in school, we must be at football practice. If we're not at a practice, we must be at work. And if we're not at work, we must be at home getting ourselves ready to start all over again the next day.
Have you ever had your electricity go down during a storm?
It can get very quiet. No radio, no television and no computer or table if you haven't charged it up—you don't even hear the hum of the refrigerator. During those times you think, "What am I going to do? There's nothing to watch, nothing to listen to, nothing to input into my brain."
It's just very still and quiet. What do you do? Do you make it a family time where you just sit and talk? Do you take advantage of the quiet?
Don't wait for the electricity to go out and you're forced to be quiet before God. If you're waiting for that, you've probably lost the edge already!
Get committed to having that rich communion time with Him every day.