Today’s families are under constant stress; we are overwhelmed by technology, distracted by entertainment, and constantly running to sports and play practices. We seem to always be in a hurry going from one activity to the next. We know we are hurried because we wake up with ongoing fatigue that never seems to go away. Our hurried lives often drive us to think with our emotions, and emotions often get us in trouble – especially when stressed. There just doesn’t seem to be enough time to do it all.
Time is the great leveler. Every living person has the same number of hours to use every day. Where we differ from one another is in how we redeem the time allotted to us. The negative consequence we are concerned with is the condition of waste. To waste time is to spend it on that which has little or no value. Take a look at your day, your week, and see where your time is being spent. How much time do you spend on social media? How much time is spent watching TV? How much time is wasted doing ‘busy’ things with no real value. Could you redeem some of that time and spend it elsewhere? Are you willing to sacrifice your time to serve others? Are you willing to sacrifice your time to serve Christ?
Mark 10:45 ~ For even the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.
Romans 12:1 ~ And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.
“Dear Lord, please reveal to us ways we can redeem time that is being wasted on things of little or no value. Help us to spend this new found time serving and loving others. Help us to be like Jesus. It’s in His name I pray, Amen.”