Mark 1:35 And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.
Jesus in His 3 1/2 years of ministry on Earth was able to accomplish all that His Father assigned Him to do. He came to the end of His ministry on Earth and said, “I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do John 17:4.” He was never in a hurry and never late. Jesus continually sought His Father in prayer and out of prayer came the plans He was assigned to do (Mark 1:35; Luke 6:12,13; Matthew 14:23). He walked in tune with His Father’s plan and timing. He can help us master our time.
One of the things that can cause our time to be wasted is working without a plan. God has a plan for our lives and willingly wants to reveal it to us by His Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:9, 10). We can be exhausted at the end of a day and feel like we did not get anything done because of surrendering to things that seemed to cry urgent.
- The most important things seem to never cry out urgent (like prayer, study, relationships, planning) and is
why they can be easily neglected.
- We can merely prioritize our busy schedule or, better yet, by planning, learn to schedule our priorities.