In a world that moves at an accelerated pace, we often find our lives caught in a rut, as if it revolves within a hamster wheel. We make time for many things but when it comes to the work of God, we find ourselves saying that there is no time. Interesting isn’t it that each one of us are given exactly the same amount of time; 24 hours in a day, no matter who you are or where you are. The Bible tells us that Time (life) and Chance (opportunity) is given to ALL (Ecclesiastes 9:11). So what are we doing with the time and chance that has been given to us? Are we finding ourselves saying we have ‘no time’?
Did you ever wonder as to what our plight would have been, if and only if Jesus had said, ‘I have no time‘ to Father God? I hope there never comes a time when Jesus has the need to say that He had no time for us. Read below this poem (author unknown) and respond as the Spirit of God leads you to —
I knelt to pray but not for long, I had too much to do.
I had to hurry and get to work, for bills would soon be due.
So I knelt and said a hurried prayer, and jumped up off my knees.
My Christian duty was now done, my soul could rest at ease.
All day long I had no time, to spread a word of cheer.
No time to speak of Jesus Christ to friends, they’d laugh at me I’d fear.
No time, no time, too much to do, that was my constant cry,
No time to give to souls in need; But at last the time, the time to die.
I went before the Lord, I came, I stood with downcast eyes.
For in his hands God held a book; It was the book of life.
God looked into his book and said “Your name I cannot find.
I once was going to write it down… But never found the time”
Ecclesiastes 9:11 (KJV)
11 I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.