“No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please Him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.” (2 Timothy 2:4). There is only one thing we absolutely can’t afford to do without... and that is our time spent in prayer and in the Word of God... it truly is our very life. It is where our victory lives.
We may forget that at times, but the devil never does. He is constantly sending "time stealers" our way. We must be on high alert at all times so we do not become entangled in them. We must ask ourselves, “Can I afford this?” We must simplify our life. We must make the time we spend with God first priority every day. Before we consider taking on any new activity, we must always ask ourselves, “Can I afford this?” Not whether we can afford it financially... but can we afford it spiritually? Can I give time to this activity and still keep my priority time with God? If not, then we cannot afford it!
My dear brothers and sisters heeding this one concept, and it is the truth, will yield every aspect of your life more blessed, if you take the time to listen to God. Nothing is better than hearing from heaven. We have been called to live the high life in Christ Jesus. And not to be tied down to this natural realm. But all too often, we allow ourselves to be tangled in the temporary affairs of this world. We allow those entanglements to drag us into defeat. Don’t ever let this happen. We must simplify our life, and if we don’t currently have time for God, we must make time! We must never let our career, our family, or anything else keep us from spending time with God daily. Confess: “I do not entangle myself with the affairs of this life so that I may please the Lord Jesus Christ.”