The subject of ‘time’ fascinates me! It is such an abstract concept in so many ways. Something we dwell in now, but that has no value in eternity.
Once you use up your time on the Earth, there will never be more of it.
A life changing message
I am so aware of how I spend my time. I don’t want to waste even a single iota of it. Each moment is a gift from God. I must confess that I had never given too much thought to the way I spend my time, until I listened to an excellent message by Steve Lawson, titled, “The Use of Your Time”. It has become the most influential sermon in my life, of all the many that I have heard.
I have decided to create a list of 20 activities under the sun that I am determined to never consider a waste of my time. With all my heart, I desire to spend each moment glorifying God on this Earth.
However, I was starting to find that I considered certain tasks a waste of time, while in actual fact, they were necessary and beneficial in ministering to the King of Kings, and to those whom He has placed in my care.
20 activities that are never a waste of time!
- Reading the bible
- Spending time with your children
- Meeting with a friend to encourage her
- Sharing the Gospel
- Showing hospitality
- Visiting someone sick
- Preparing a meal for your family
- Preparing a meal to take to someone in need
- Sleeping at night
- Listening to a sermon
- Going to church, prayer meetings, and bible studies
- Writing a thank you, birthday, sympathy, or encouragement card
- Reading an uplifting, challenging, faith-building book
- Buying food and clothing for your family members
- Helping your husband with something he needs help with
- Discipling and training your children
- Paying the bills
- Worshipping the Lord
- Reading aloud to your children
Why is it important to discern how you spend your time?
You see, my dear friend, sometimes you may be doing something that is so precious, such as sitting at your Lord’s feet and spending time with Him, for example. But you may be tempted to rush away to continue with a task that is far less important.
You will never be wasting time when you linger in God’s presence. (tweet that)
Other activities may seem mundane, such as preparing a meal. But are actually very important for you to execute in order to faithfully serve those whom God has placed on your path.
These too will never be a waste of time, and are to be done unto your God.
“Whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
Which of the above do you struggle with? I would love to hear of other activities that you would add to this list that would never be considered a waste of time.
I would also like to encourage you to listen to “The Use of Your Time.” I pray it will be as challenging for you as it has been for me.