“Time is of the essence.” Have you ever hear that statement?
It is true that time is important. Too many things pull at our attention. We must learn to focus on our calling and our gifting in life. As a Christian, I know that my quiet time with the Lord sets the precedent for the rest of my day. It’s not that I can’t reverse course if I’ve had a hurried start to my day, it’s just that it takes more effort. Yet making sure that I read my Bible and pray in the morning requires self-discipline, a fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23).
Focus does not come easy to some people. Whether you call it Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), some people have a hard time concentrating. I think I fall into that category…
A closing thought… patience is a rare virtue that is being cultivated these days. Again, it is a fruit of the Spirit. We must learn to nurture patience. In the rush of daily life, as we meet deliverables and deadlines, we can actively wait by praying to the Lord Jesus and asking Him to give us peace in all circumstances.