I recently read a quote that got me thinking it read, “Instead of saying, ‘I don’t have time’ try saying, ‘It’s not a priority’ and see how that feels.” How true this is! From my perspective as a pastor some will say, “I don’t have time for church.” The truth is they don’t have time because church isn’t a priority. We certainly have time to go to work, and some people don’t even like their jobs! Some say they don’t read their Bible because they don’t have time, but the real reason is their time in the Bible is not a priority. We make time to talk to friends, go to parties, football games, even video games, but we say we have no time for prayer. It’s not that we don’t have time to pray, it’s just not a priority in our lives.
I’m not trying to make anyone feel bad, trust me, but if you don’t know it’s broken then you won’t try to fix it. Maybe you didn’t even realize your priorities began to drift. In a busy world, when priorities go unchecked, they begin to be mismanaged. Imagine if people saw you for what your priorities were? What if they weren’t fooled by, “I just didn’t have time for that.” Would you feel embarrassed to know that others knew they just weren’t a priority in your life?
What about sharing your faith with others? Do you have time to do this? If you have made witnessing a priority in your life then you look for opportunities. You are prayerfully asking God to put people in your path to witness to, but don’t tell yourself you don’t have time to do it. You would only be lying to yourself. Maybe it’s time to re-examine our priorities and make the “main thing” the “main thing” again in our lives.