Benjamin Franklin once said, “If there is something that needs to be resolved, ask someone who is busy to do it.” This paradoxical statement contains some truth. Busy people are usually good at managing time, hence they can use their time productively. They consider time as a valuable commodity so they always think in a structured way when they tackle work. They will evaluate what is important and make time for it. We can see that in Daniel’s life.
We know Daniel as someone who has an extraordinary prayer life. But, have you ever considered Daniel’s busy schedule as Prime Minister of a vast kingdom? His days are surely full of decision making, meetings, conferences, banquets, reports, problem solving, and much more. Daniel must be a super busy person. However, in the midst of the busyness and pressure of his position, Daniel faithfully made time for God. He found a way to take time, kneel down and come into the presence of God in thanksgiving.
As a result of Daniel’s commitment to spend time with God, he managed to overcome his tight schedule, deal with pressure, avoid worry, and get energy and strength to accomplish all his work. Do you feel overwhelmed by your busy life? Do you feel that your busy schedule makes you unable to find time for God? Let’s learn from Daniel. Spending time with God will give you strength and enable you to overcome all the work and its pressure. Make the decision to spend time with God, and don’t let anything shake your decision. [EH]