Christian Meditation: My Life Is So Busy! How Much Time Should I Spend Meditating?
Find Out How to Fit Meditation into Your Already Busy Schedule!
Christian meditation helps bring peace and richness to life by drawing us closer to God.
Most believers understand it is important to meditate.
Yet at the same time, they can feel overwhelmed with the pressure of life’s demands and the thought of adding one more thing to their schedule.
When the topic of meditation comes up, the question often heard is: “But how can I? I just don’t have time!”
So true! There is no time in your schedule for meditation – until you make it!
Fitting God Into Your Schedule
We all know there will never come a time when the TV turns itself off, and the kids are quietly playing, and the phone doesn’t ring, and the “to do” list is complete, and our mind has nothing to do but meditate!
Distractions are a part of life and we have to purpose to fit meditation into our schedule. We have to choose to make it a priority.
Keep in mind: The easiest way to fit meditation into your schedule, and make it a daily habit, is to meditate at the same time and in the same place every day. But like I said, other things will always want to intrude.
The important thing is to be flexible, but purpose to make meditation on God’s Word a daily habit.
You might want to try a five minute devotional first thing in the morning to start your day off right and give yourself a positive focus. Then listen to a biblical meditation or Christian affirmation CD while driving, doing chores, or on a break. Another five to ten minutes, of some method of prayer or meditation, before going to sleep will also have a powerful impact.
Power To Change Your Life
Meditation can help bring peace and balance to our lives. One of the main reasons we are currently in a rat race and so busy spinning our wheels, is because our lives are out of line with God’s Word.
Needless to say, the only way to change this situation is to gain a greater understanding of how God would have us to live. We then adjust our lives to this new understanding and trust God to help us and guide us. As a result, things will begin to turn around.
“He will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Him.”
— Isaiah 26:3
I think you get the point. The key is that we have to choose to fit God into our schedule. We have to choose to make the time, and create the opening for meditation. The Bible tells us to meditate day and night. So we need to be sure and get our minimum daily requirement of the Word!
The good news is: Time spent in the presence of God empowers us to break free of the rat race and live successful. In fact, you’ll tap into a “hidden power” that has been available to you all along.
Are you ready to fit God into your schedule and create a daily habit of Christian meditation?
God bless you always,
Nice article. A friend of mine (a regular meditator) likes to say the more a person meditates, the more time they have in their day. His point is that as meditation flushes away some of the mental scattering we all seem subject to (the rat race you mention), our ability to get things done with simplicity and elegance increases. This is as true for Christian meditation as it is for any mental discipline.
Thanks again for the article.