I Don’t Have Time for You


I Don’t Have Time for You

“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” Rev. 3:20

Picture the love of your life. Your spouse you love more than anyone you’ve ever loved. Your very best friend you’ve ever had. Your beloved child. Your fiancé you’re so in love with you can’t imagine waiting another day to get married. Your parents you love so unbelievably much you wouldn’t trade them for any other parents in the world. Picture the person saying this to you – in a hurry mind you for time is of the essence.

I don’t have time for you,” your loved one says.

   You respond of course. “What do you mean you don’t have time for me?” Oh my goodness! How can this be?

Your loved one has his or her hand on the doorknob, door already open, body halfway out the door. He or she takes a quick look back before turning back in the other direction.

“You don’t have time for me today, right? Because you’re busy.” Sigh. Of course. That must be it.

Grunt. Groan. Your loved one comes back through the door just long enough to finish a quick conversation.

   “Most of the time, okay? Most of the time I don’t have time for you. Sometimes I can squeeze you in, alright?” Grr.

   “But you say you love me!” you say quickly, aware time is short.

Have you seen my calendar lately? My appointment book? My schedule? My dreams? Desires? Interests? Work? Hobby? People? Any of it?

   You hold your tongue momentarily. Then you just can’t help yourself.

“What kind of love is this?!” you exclaim. Loudly!

I love you, okay? I just don’t have time for you. Maybe a little later we can spend a little time together. Well, not today. Tomorrow I’m booked. Next Wednesday I have 13 minutes. Will that be enough? I do love you.”

   The door closes in your face before you can say another word. But you already know better than to say anything else. Your loved one’s words have made it clear. Not to mention his or her actions. When was the last time he or she made serious time for you anyway? Can you picture it?

How many of us are doing this to God? Are you? A friend pointed out to me in the verses above Jesus is knocking on the door of those who already profess to believe in Him! The message in what I’m writing here is for ALL OF US. The ONLY way to a relationship with God now and in heaven is through repentance and believing in Christ as Lord. Genuine belief is demonstrated in our lives being committed to Christ. What kind of love has no time for the Lord?

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