If there’s one theme that seems to be hitting me again and again it’s this: God does not waste a moment. So over the past several weeks I’ve been reflecting more and more on what it is that God is trying to teach me. As I’ve been patiently waiting and listening to God, there are few things that have risen to the surface. They are convictions of sorts—firmly held beliefs that inform decisions and actions. I share these with you in hopes that you may see some ways in which God has been using these moments to teach you.
The first one is I need Jesus to be number one in my life. If you’re like me, clutter has appeared in various places. I’m not talking just about your counters, car, or desk. Things have filled your life to the brim so that some of the most important things have been pushed aside—things like family, rest, and being present with God. The past few weeks have allowed some of the clutter to be cleared so that Jesus can be central. I’ve learned what Martha learned. Martha was so busy preparing to make everything perfect for Jesus, that she missed what was important and necessary. (See Luke 10:38-42) I have found myself spending more time reflecting on God’s truths and promises. As we re-emerge and start things back, I want to keep my walk with Jesus a priority.
The second is related, but slightly different: I need to master my time. Over the past few weeks, I've noticed how quickly time seems to vanish. And at the end of the day the things I really needed to get done, for some reason didn’t. Time just disappeared. Since the safe at home orders and moving forward, I’ve viewed my time a little differently. David prays that God would teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. (Psalm 90:12) Every time I say “yes” to something, I say “no” to something else. A wise heart recognizes that time is limited and always counting. Therefore, I need to make the time I have count. These moments have become the perfect opportunity to reset and protect the the most important things, so I can glorify God in every area of life: family, work, and school.
There are other things I believe God is trying to teach me. Again, God never wastes a moment. What has God been teaching you? I’d love to hear from you!