Jesus said in Mark, chapter 13, verses 33-37 - "33Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.
34For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.
35Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:
36Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.
37And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch." KJV
I encourage you to read chapter 13 in the book of Mark, if you want to know how the world is going to end, and when.
I try to add more "time" to my already filled schedule, and sometimes complain to my husband that I don't have "time" to study my Spanish, or work on my personal projects. I hear others complain how stressed they are from so much running around, trying to fit everything into their busy evenings and weekends. We rush so we can rush more.
After reading chapter 13 of Mark, I was reminded of what is most important, and that is my time with God. Much of our time is spent on things that don't matter, working for things that we can't take with us when we die, and doing things for people who may not appreciate what we are doing anyway.
God appreciates us spending time reading His Word, and in prayer. He is the One we should be worrying about, more than our kids, our spouse, and our own pleasures.
In verse 36 of Mark above, Jesus says to watch, "lest the Son of Man catch you sleeping." Let the scripture speak to your heart, but as for me, I believe the word "sleeping" means not reading our bibles and not praying; worrying about worldly things; and walking in sin.
In verse 34 Jesus explains that He gave us (His servants) His authority, and each of us a job to do, and said "watch." So, now let us each do our jobs, and "watch."
The apostle Paul wrote in Colossians 1:12-17 – "12 Giving thanks to the Father, Who has qualified and made us fit to share the portion which is the inheritance of the saints (God's holy people) in the Light.
13[The Father] has delivered and drawn us to Himself out of the control and the dominion of darkness and has transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,
14In Whom we have our redemption through His blood, [which means] the forgiveness of our sins.
15[Now] He is the exact likeness of the unseen God [the visible representation of the invisible]; He is the Firstborn of all creation.
16For it was in Him that all things were created, in heaven and on earth, things seen and things unseen, whether thrones, dominions, rulers, or authorities; all things were created and exist through Him [by His service, intervention] and in and for Him.
17And He Himself existed before all things, and in Him all things consist (cohere, are held together)." AMP
Notice in verse 16 above, Paul said it was in Jesus, that all things (us, too) were created, and we exist through Him, and in and for Him. Verse 13 and 15 show that Paul is speaking of Jesus, and it carries down through the rest of the verses.
When you begin to feel like your life just isn't that happy, or that you are not able to do the things you want to do (as I sometimes do), remember the following scripture. We were not created so we could do all our projects.
1 Corinthians 6:19 –20 - "19 Do you not know that your body is the temple (the very sanctuary) of the Holy Spirit Who lives within you, Whom you have received [as a Gift] from God? You are not your own, 20 You were bought with a price [purchased with a preciousness and paid for, made His own]. So then, honor God and bring glory to Him in your body."