As the sun sets, I sit here trying to read a literary classic. It’s hard to focus with the sound of a lawnmower going back and forth in the background.
As my brain tries to focus on the words in front of me, I can’t help but think of how I’m spending my time.
I find myself battling between soaking up the quiet moments when I can and when I should be doing something productive.
For me, as a millennial, it can be easy to spend the day or night scrolling through social media or binge watching the latest tv show. I don’t know about you, but I’ve caught myself getting too wrapped up in what the world has to offer instead of leaning into what God has to offer.
It’s easy after a long day to want to do nothing but veg on the couch. I get that we will have those days and there’s nothing wrong with that, but are we spending every evening that way?
Are we choosing to scroll mindlessly through social media and in the process possibly compare ourselves to others?
Are we choosing to sit and dwell in the same job position because we are too scared to try for another position – the same position that we have been dreaming about since day one?
What did you do yesterday? Are you proud of something you did? Ashamed?
I’m not here to get after you.
You get to choose how to spend your time.
But how are we spending our time?
Would I rather spend my time trying to grow closer to God? Of course, I would!
Then why don’t I?
I have put my phone, tv, etc., above time with God, which I know is wrong.
I don’t know how many days God has for me or you.
“Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.”
As the time slips away, I want to be able to say that I’ve used my time well.
At the end of my life, I want to hear God say, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant”.
Do you also hope to hear God say this to you?
We are going to have hard days. Those days, it is perfectly okay to curl up on the couch and order in, but God doesn’t want us dwelling there for our whole life.
He wants us to get up and use the time He has given us well.
Why not start today?