Not Enough

Posted on July 24, 2020 by Catey Stover in Victory Call

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. (Matthew 6:33 NIV)


Have you ever tried to open up the camera app on your iPhone only to realize that – oops – you can’t; your storage is full and you have to start deleting any photos, texts and apps that you don’t need?

That pop-up can be frustrating on an iPhone, but wouldn’t it be so nice if you got that warning in real life?  When we’re packing too many things into our schedules, we need to be able to sit down and decide what to delete.

Let’s do an exercise. Imagine you opened up your daily planner and saw this:

Sunday – Teach Sunday School, clean & cook for Bible study, meal prep

Monday – Work, take kids to activities, volunteer 6-9pm

Tuesday – Work, have dinner with Cindy, go grocery shopping

Wednesday – Work, cook for tonight’s Prayer Meeting

Thursday – Work, mow the lawn, help kids with school projects

Friday – Work, take the kids back-to-school shopping, prepare meal for party tomorrow

Saturday – Family party, take kids to sleepover, weed the garden

This list is so overwhelming and everything seems so important… and yet, something seems missing.  This schedule is so full of to-do items that the most important thing was forgotten; there is no time to spend with Jesus.  What would you delete?

Sometimes we need to say “no” to good things so we can say “yes” to the best.  The things on this list aren’t bad, but they certainly aren’t best.

Matthew 6:33 tells us to seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness.  At the end of the day, are we really going to cross off the items of our to-do list and give God whatever time is left – if there’s any at all?  That’s a sure-fire way to make sure our cup is empty.

While we don’t get little notifications when we are too busy in life, we do have something even better.  We have the Holy Spirit who will convict when we’re not giving God our best.  So may I encourage you, when the Holy Spirit taps on your shoulder and reminds you that you’re too busy, to decide to delete the good and prioritize the best?


Written by Erin C.: Erin served for four years as a Marketing Assistant and Staff Writer. She loves encouraging women through her Victory Calls and finds such joy in praying for her sisters in Christ. Her favorite activities include reading her Bible, encouraging others with scripture, buying new makeup, buying dresses, and eating at the Cheesecake Factory… In that order!

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