What does your use of time say about you? If you are a high school or college student, you probably use your time working on homework to get good grades, or spending more time at school than you need to due to the many extra-curricular activities you’re involved in, which tells us that you are a dedicated student that cares about their future. If you are a father or mother, you probably use your time working to provide for your family or taking care of your children by teaching them, making them food, and taking care of your home, which says that you love your family and would do almost anything for them.
But what about Christians? Does how we spend our time show the world where our priorities are? It is very important that we as believers of God are good stewards of our time. What exactly does this look like? Practically, this probably looks like not spending so much time scrolling through Facebook mindlessly, so that we can get our daily chores or homework done a little faster, so we later have more time to spend time with God or invest in the people around us. Maybe it even looks like spending more time sleeping rather than watching television or playing games so that we can be less grumpy in the morning and more loving to the people around us.
Why should we be good stewards of our time? Why is this so important for us as Christians? Because through our use of our time, we have the opportunity to show the world through our actions that Jesus is our Lord, and He is more important than anything else in our lives. What we do with our time is proving to the world that we are putting God first because we believe He is worth it.
- Do you fully trust God to provide for you?
- Pray that your attention resides in God and not in the enemy.
- Pray that you give God the attention He deserves on a daily basis and that you do not become distracted by your environment.
“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose. – Jim Elliott
“It really comes down to one question, do you trust God, or have you just been saying you trust God. – Larry Burkett