I came across this quote recently and it really put things into perspective.
It really made me think about my priorities and what I was placing first in my life. We always manage to find time for our hobbies, hanging out with friends or spending time with family. It’s not that these things aren’t important, but are we viewing them as the most important thing in our lives? Can we spend a whole day without even opening our Bibles because we are too busy, or because we think we have better things to do? Do we want to go to Bible Study or do we come up with excuses to miss it? Too often we let out selfish desires distract us from our time with God. However, if God is the priority in our lives we should want to spend time reading His Word and Praying to Him. This should be the most important part of our day, and our lives. How can we expect God to spend time with us if we aren’t willing to spend time with Him? It may mean establishing some sort of routine so you set out time for devotions, such as waking up 15 minutes earlier so you know you will have time. We need to take a look at out lives and consider what comes first, is God our first priority or are our selfish desires taking over?