I Don’t Have Time = I Don’t Want to?

Time is a Gift To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.

Ecclesiastes 3: 1

Time is a creature--a created thing--and a gift. We cannot make anymore of it. We can only receive it and be faithful stewards in the use of it.

"I don't have time" is probably a lie more often than not, covering "I don't want to." We have time--twenty-four hours in a day, seven days in a week. All of us have the same portion. "If the president can run the country on twenty-four hours a day, you ought to be able to get your room cleaned" is what one mother said to her teenage son. Demands on our time differ, of course, and it is here that the disciple must refer to his Master. What do You want me to do, Lord? There will be time, depend upon it, for everything God wants us to do.

Elisabeth Elliot