Make Room: When’s Your Next Opening for Time With God?

There’s Always Time for Time with God

I just switched nail techs. I’d been to a few that ruined my nails and they were terrible. The young lady I go to now came highly recommended by my sister, whom I trust, so she’s been doing my nails for a couple of months now. I’ve even referred a couple of my friends to her.

She’s good… like freehand designs and she comes up with something on the spot when I’m indecisive (all the time).

The only thing is that everyone else knows she’s good. I’m always stalking her online schedule for appointment dates, and I’m sure I’m not the only one. I grab appointments just to switch them out for better ones when they come available.

And you know what? I don’t even mind. Now, that’s something when you find a nail tech, hair stylist, any service provider that makes you not mind scrambling to get on their schedule.

God Was Just Thinking About You

time with godSo, the other day, I was attempting to make my next appointment, and I was quite unsuccessful. As I was staring at my phone which showed nothing available, a thought came to me – I never need to make an appointment with Jesus.

Yep… a churchy thought indeed. But it’s true, He’s always available.

I immediately had to take an extra moment for gratitude, because no matter what my issue is or when it comes about, I can always call on Him.

This hit me especially hard because I thought about how we take the time to get frustrated with the unavailability of a nail tech, who only does nails, but we don’t always take that same time or more to get excited because God never fails to answer when we call.

Yes, there are times when it seems that He doesn’t hear me. And no, when I “sit in his service chair”, He doesn’t always give me what I want, but He does know what is best.

I know that throughout my life, I have had plenty of moments where it seemed that the Lord’s schedule was backed up with no room for current appointment times. Many of those times have come recently since my daddy passed. I’ve had days where it seemed that there wouldn’t be any openings for a while. But, God continues to remind me that He is never far away from me.

So, What’s the Play Call?

Life gets tough. Our barbers, stylists, and nail techs all may have full schedules, but God is never too busy for you. Here are some things to remember when it seems you can’t get on His schedule:

  1. God grants us new mercies every day. He knew that what we had yesterday wore off hours ago and that we need to start off fresh. Proof that He always has time for us. “It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23
  2. God won’t ever leave you. If that doesn’t let you know that He has time for you, I don’t know what will. Think about it, He is always where we are. Geez, that’s amazing! “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” Hebrews 13:5
  3. God wants to be on your schedule. So often, we walk around confessing that we are waiting on the Lord when the truth is – He’s probably waiting on us. Have you really made time for Him? “O God, thou art my God: early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is.” Psalms 63:1

Be sure you are spending time with God as much as you expect to be on His schedule. And, be sure you rejoice that He makes time for you as much, if not more than you complain about someone else not offering that same time.

When we do, we make room to use the three steps that God gave us in His word: Ask, Seek, Knock. “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” Matthew 7:7

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