It's always fascinated me, what people will spend their time on. Because, the old saying is true, if it matters to you, you will make time for it.
How often do we do the exact opposite of what we say when it comes to our "priorities?" Think about all time times you told someone you loved them but never made an effort to show them. Think of all the projects you wanted to start, that you were so excited about, but never actually started. Think of that class you needed to study for but never really did. Sure, you said that person-project-class-whatever it is was super important to you, but you never gave time to it. So ask yourself, why? Maybe you're simply horrible at time management, maybe you just really don't care. The thing is, we can't keep treating our priorities, especially relationships, like something on the back burner. ESPECIALLY our relationship with God. It doesn't matter how much you scream from the mountains that you love someone, you can't have a relationship if you don't talk to them or spend time with them.
Maybe that's why our lives have been so lackluster, we can't expect to grow and be close to someone if we don't put in the time.
Maybe that means setting a date and time, every day, every week, every month. Make time for the things you love.
Wake up at 6am, pull out your bible for 30 minutes. Call your friend and make it a point to see them once a week despite busy schedules. Carve out 20 minutes on your lunch break to learn that new language, pick up an instrument, write that book.
If I'm being honest, I'm not great at this, but it's something we can all get better at, because it's so needed. Go make some time for the things you love!