When you ask someone how they are doing, the typical response is, “I’m busy.” In today’s tumultuous times, busyness has become a badge of honor. We have more opportunities and options available to us than at any other point in history. Even when we aren't busy, we’re busy. We answer our cell phones at restaurants (and sometimes church), check e-mails on the golf course, and plug in the latest Disney movie for the five minute trip to the grocery store.
But our busyness is more devastating to our time than we realize. We spend so much time being busy that we ultimately miss the greatness of time. The bottom line is that our busyness is killing our intimacy with God. But God offers us a remedy.
Be still, and know that I am God (Psalm 46:10).
The greatest way to manage your time is to first spend time with the author of time. When was the last time you were still before God? I mean no cell phone, no e-mail, no television or radio. When was the last time you just listened to God without competing with the distractions of everyday life?
If you are serious about getting your priorities in line with your commitments, if you are serious about making the most of your time, then be still before God. Be strategic. Set a place and time where you can talk with God and focus on his will for your life. Set aside a time each day where you can focus solely on God’s business, and not your own busyness.