As we quickly get swept up in the current of another year moving forward, we are reminded again of the importance of stewarding our time and resources well. For many of us, there are so many things that seem to demand our time and attention, and they are all important.
Again, let us remember our greatest example and model of time management in the midst of the greatest demand and need, ... Jesus. He only did what the Father led Him to do, day by day, moment by moment. We know it took intimate relationship and a heart attuned to the heart of the Father. He had a lifestyle of listening well and simply following step by step the heart beat of the Father. The life giving reality is that not only did Jesus model such a life-giving relationship before us, but He has now come to live within us, ever leading us to will and do His good pleasure. As we rest and abide in Him, He gently whispers, leads, and shepherds us into the activities and paths He has set for us.
He will manage our time as we rest in and abide in Him. My experience is when I let Him administrate the delegation of my time and energies, there is a whole lot more left of me at the end of the day. And best of all, there are optimal outcomes, with health abounding and much fruit.
His strength, His life, in and through us!
I hope in that context you will be encouraged by the writing of Sylvia Gunter below:
Blessings Of Time
Beloved child of God, listen to God's Word for you in Ecclesiastes 3:1. "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven." And in Ephesians 5:15-16 (NKJV). "See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time."
Your Father loves you so much that He has given great thought and care to the days and times of your life. He planned you in His mind before the foundation of the world. He has recorded all your days in His book, and then He spoke you into existence. In the instant of your conception, He said, "Let there be you!" He placed you in this place and in this time to display His heart and His purposes in your generation. Be blessed to know that He determined for you an appointed place, time, and purpose (Acts 17:26).
God is outside time as we know it on earth. He is the eternal I AM. The past, present, and future are all the same to Him (Heb 13:8). God's reality is a present-tense now. But we live in the chronology of time and history. There are some things that only make sense in the convergence of events and people in this particular time. If they had happened or been spoken or written at any other time, they would not have the same meaning as they have now.
Be blessed as God causes these things to come into alignment in this precise window of time. God is synchronizing and aligning your spirit, soul, and body with time, space, matter, energy, light, and revelation. God will redeem time. Receive the significance of His alignment of time.
Jesus said in Luke 4, "The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me... to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor..." The favor of the Lord in this time is your rightful spiritual inheritance in Jesus. It is the fruit of His incarnation into earth time and existence.
Be blessed in God's appointed time for you. He chose for His Son to live in you in this time. Receive and agree with the seasons of God. Be blessed as God's favor permeates His time for you. God invites you to see with your eyes, to hear with your ears, and to understand the time of His favor.
Recognize the time, seize the moment of God's favor, and open the door for yourself and others. Expect and receive the acceptable time of His favor. This is a time of sowing and a time of reaping. Sow to the Spirit to reap the things of the Spirit.
Be blessed in the law of Spirit and life. Be blessed with sowing some things that others will reap. Be blessed with a harvesting time for which you have not sowed, as you reap good things others sowed. Be blessed to reclaim the righteous deposit of your godly ancestors.
Be blessed with the full purposes of God, which He planned before time, to be released to you in this time, in this season. Be blessed with anticipation, active participation with Him, and hope of fulfillment. Be blessed in the dawning of greater light within you in the Spirit of God.
Be blessed as His light radiates and shines forth from you in this time.
Be blessed in the name of the eternal I AM (Exo 3:14).