James 4:13-15New Living Translation (NLT)
Warning about Self-Confidence
13 Look here, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will stay there a year. We will do business there and make a profit.” 14 How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone. 15 What you ought to say is, “If the Lord wants us to, we will live and do this or that.”
The man whose life is one big ‘TOO BUSY’ has allowed outside forces to dictate the course of his life, rather than making it in such a way as to earn the best return on his investment for God. The too busy man is not proving his worth. He is proving he is ineffective by Chuck Holton.
Ouch! Reading the Scripture text and words by Chuck, our up coming guest speaker, hit us right between the eyes. I have often wondered what my family would put on my head stone, a man who was too busy. It is a sobering thought.
For most men, time management is a difficult place. A job usually requires more than 40 hours and being a husband with kids adds to that time. Then there are grandkids for some. How do we juggle it all?
I must admit it is a challenge. I often catch myself reading by devotionals quickly. Then I make a quick prayer, and sometimes there is no prayer. It is real life. Would you agree with that?
What is my real investment with my Lord, wife, children, and family? Life is a mist or vapor. Time moves more quickly every year as I get older.
The challenge for you today is time management. God only gives us all a certain amount of time.
When we stand before Jesus, we will be held accountable for our time on earth. I pray that not only for myself but for all of us, we learn to manage the time we have. May our lives give strength and courage to those around us.
Strength and Courage