It’s easy to waste time you don’t have when you’re preaching. For example, as we start our message, it is tempting to say that if only we had longer we could do a better job of preaching the passage. We waste time by saying this and achieve nothing other than a vain attempt to protect our reputation from a negative reaction to our preaching (aka an excuse).
Don’t tell people you wish you had more time to do justice to the passage. Use the time you have to the full. I won’t take any more of your time on this post!