Daily Reflections

The Time You Need

August 11, 2023 Deborah Smith

A person’s heart plans his way, but the Lord determines his steps. —Proverbs 16:9

Do you ever feel that there isn’t enough time to do all you need to do? Could it be that what you need isn’t more time but to prayerfully plan your schedule, asking God what He would have you do? Because He will give you what you need to complete what He has called you to.

And have you ever sought help from others to discern what God would have you do? That part of you that just said, I don’t need help with planning my time, resist that! Resist that pride so that God doesn’t resist you (James 4:6).

I think the root of the issue is that we’re simply trying to do too much, and it’s become a bad habit—maybe even a stronghold. We need help to stop and begin to operate differently. If you can’t seem to get off the struggle bus in this area, be wise and get some help! Consider the words of Proverbs 12:15, “A fool’s way is right in his own eyes, but whoever listens to counsel is wise.”

Make it Personal

As you plan out the next day, week, or month, pause to pray and ask God for guidance and wisdom in your schedule.