Time Well Spent
I once saw a demonstration involving rocks, pebbles, sand, and water. (Use your imaginations, ladies.) If you put the water and sand into a vase first, it leaves very little room for the rocks and pebbles. If you place the bigger items in first, the smaller things can fill in the empty spaces. This was a lesson in how we use our time. If we fill our days with the little unimportant things (television shows, Facebook scrolling), it leaves very little room for the “big things” (reading your Bible, praying, serving others).
“The years of our life are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty; yet their span is but toil and trouble; they are soon gone, and we fly away .So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.” (Ps 90:10,12)
Time is a gift from God. Time, along with our other gifts that God has given us, is to be stewarded well. Ephesians 5:15-17 says, “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time,because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.”
Let’s break it down:
“All of us make decisions based on what we really love. If deep down we love the world, this will become apparent in the pattern of decisions that we make—we will look mainly like the world. But if we really love Jesus we will increasingly love what he loves. This is the transformation of a renewed mind. And our love for him and his kingdom will be revealed in the pattern of small and large decisions that we make.”-From a Desiring God blog “When God’s Will Isn’t Clear”:
Let us not forget that “if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” Don’t condemn yourself if you have made foolish choices in the past. We can use our time to glorify God! Find a group of ladies to encourage you and hold you accountable to how you are spending your time.