.....by making the most of my time.
Have you ever thought about how much time you waste? Or maybe you aren't really wasting it, but what you are spending your time doing doesn't amount to anything? I have considered that often, but yesteday, I got slapped in the face with it (not literally).
Our Sunday School lesson talked about things that influence us, making wordly (or even highly unbiblical) things seem, well, not so bad. When we spend our time watching programs or reading books that almost glorify an ungodly way of life, we almost become immune or numb to the fact that it is wrong. Then last night, as I read my devotional, there it was again....
Ephesians 5:15-16 tells us "Be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time."
If we spent less time being consumed by worldy affairs and spent more time in the Word, imagine what a difference that would make in our lives. Knowing God's Word and His expectations of us would guide us to make better decisions. The use of our time would be spent more in prayer and worship with Him. We would be consumed by HIM!
As I taught this lesson yesterday morning, I (hopefully) let my class know that this is an area that I need growth in. I love my iPad. It is so easy to check the whether and email by cell phone. And sorry to say that sometimes after several nights of little sleep, vegging out in front of a TV is all I want to do. But I can't live my life by that.
In order to become the person God has intended for me to be, I MUST spend time with Him through prayer and Bible study. I MUST listen to Him. My guidance MUST come from Him and Him alone, not these talk shows on TV.
We all gripe and complain that there just isn't enought time. As a mom of three, I am right up there in front of the line yelling that some days. But honestly, there is. We just have to step back and look to see how we are spending our time. Then we need to make adjustments to put our priorities in line.
So, to LIVE the life God has laid out for me, I will make the most of my time, putting my focus on Him and His will for my life.