As I write this I am in one of those situations where I stop and think this thought: (I am losing four hours of my life that I can not get back!). As I endure the slow passage of time, I write and ponder how much time I waste in my life. “Making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.”, Ephesians 5:16-17. Sometimes I am responsible for my own loss of time. My bad choices lead to wasting time when better use of my time was in order. Then again, sometimes I am just stuck in a situation out of my control where my time gets wasted! Both are frustrating, and I call to God to show me how to manage and control time better in my life. Yet, no matter what I lean including scriptures like Romans 8:28, ” And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”
A few weeks ago I posted another blog on time where social media was a focus. Since that post the conversations I have had about social media and wasting time have been quite eye opening for both myself and others. I have found myself wasting time multiple times this way. This piece really hit home for many people. One discussion was about how social media effects our children and their time and learning. Something to ponder. “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,” 2Timothy #:16. What I can say is that I have become much more conscientious of my time and social media use. I actually believe I am finding some more time in my life! Here is my reminder put the phone down and live life a little more.
Time for Good
One definite change I learned from my first post is that God needed more time from my life, so I made some changes. I am getting up earlier sometimes going to bed later, while reorganizing and restructuring my time. Although, I still have to think specifically about my new routines until they become more habitual, yet I know I am headed in the right direction. My time is turning more to good and God. I must be conscientious and specific with my time, and planning some social media fasting in my future. How About You? “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16.
Closing Verse: “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,” Colossians 3:23.
Challenge: How much time do you waste in a day? How much time do you lose from your life?
This past week my prayers have changed to ask the Lord to help this person through some struggles that have come into his/her life. Although, the weekend brought fun times and family the struggle for the family was still there. I know that he/she is leaning on the Lord and my prayers are that his arms are felt. I pray for more smiles in the week to come. I have finished up my 30 days but this person will find a permanent spot in my prayer life. May God Bless!