I once asked my daughter for space in her room, I just needed a place to store a few pieces of shoes, and some bedding. My room was full, and I thought she wouldn’t mind. You probably guessed it right; she said no, and also claimed that her room was full. I could see space in her room, but she insisted that I find somewhere else to store my excess stuff. So I did. I went back in my room and made room.
A few days later while in a mall, she saw these awesome pair of shoes, and started giving reasons why her dad and I should buy them for her. I then reminded her that she had no room to store them in her room. The ‘defensive her’ appeared and she argued a statement that made so much sense to me. She said ‘ I can always make room for things that are important to me, things that I value’
Many times we give reasons and excuses why we have no time for God’s word, for prayer, for fellowship, for Christian activities. We claim that our lives are so full and nothing else can be added to our busy schedules. But as soon as we come across ‘awesome shoes’; these could be parties, movies, money, other relationships and other forms of leisure, we suddenly have room. In my daughter’s words, ‘ we can always make room for things that we value’ So if we value our relationship with God, we will make time for Him. One of the best gifts we can give ourselves is spending time with God.
Today, you may need to discard other things that are filling up your room yet they are not beneficial. You may also need to re-evaluate your priorities so that you make room for the things of God. No one is too busy, we just have different priorities. Remember to major on what is major: ‘But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.’ (Matthew 6:33) Make room.