make time: to find time to do something or be with someone in spite of being busy (Macmillan Dictionary)
I remember one day I shared with an individual that I wanted to do some things, but I didn’t know how to get started. At that very moment, the young man began to tell me all the things I could do, but every time he gave a suggestion, I gave an excuse.
After the last excuse, the young man said, ‘Then, you really don’t want it’. And he said no more.
My feelings were hurt. How could he say that I didn’t want it? But sometime later, I realized he was right. It’s not that I didn’t want what I was asking for. It’s just that I wanted it to come easy. I wanted it, but without the work.
For six days, God didn’t just speak creation into existence with His mouth, but He also worked with His hands.
God made the firmament and divided the waters (Genesis 1:7).
God made two great lights (sun and moon). He made the stars also (Genesis 1:16).
God created every living creature that moves (Genesis 1:21).
God made the beast, cattle and every creeping thing after its kind (Genesis 1:25).
God created man in his own image, in the image of God created He him (Genesis 1:27).
I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens (Isaiah 45:12).
My hand has made all those things (Isaiah 66:2).
We all are the work of Your hand (Isaiah 64:8).
God not only said things, but He did things. I was saying things, but I was doing nothing – or I was just doing enough to say I was doing something.
The heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day, God ended his work which he had made and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made (Genesis 1:1-2).
After God worked, He rested. Some of us want the rest, but without the work – and it doesn’t work that way.
You and I will never inherit the promises through laziness, but it will be through patience and faith, but you must show your faith by your works and by your actions.
This may consist of early mornings and late nights. And some of you may say, ‘I don’t have time’, but we can’t use that excuse anymore because we all make time for the things we want to do and for the people we want to spend time with.
The question isn’t, Do you have time?
The question is, Will you make time?