In 24 hours, you find time for sleeping, bathing, eating, working, watching TV, talking on the phone and so many other things. It’s amazing how much you can fit into a whole day.
Nowadays, we are bombarded with so many things to do, and social media doesn’t make it any easier. One person can have tens of different social media accounts and managing them is no small task!
Think with me, we wake up already thinking about the mountain of chores that need to be done during the day and in the process of working through it, we push aside or postpone the things that “can wait”.
Between studying, work, family and the everyday things that pop up, it’s no wonder that you go to bed exhausted after such a busy day – and that’s great! People who are able to multi-task and get so much done in a day are to be admired. Congratulations.
If you don’t study, you won’t pass
If you don’t bathe, you will smell
If you don’t cook, your whole family starves
If you don’t work, you are broke!
There is one thing that is often pushed aside or kept for a “later” that never happens.
Dedication to God.
Out of those 24 hours, how much time do you dedicate to God – to praying and meditating on His Word? This is one thing that apparently doesn’t have any consequences if you don’t get around to doing it. After all, there is nobody watching to see if you are reading your Bible or speaking to God.
Oh but there are consequences – and severe ones!
If you do not invest in a relationship with God, what impact will it have on your character, lifestyle and even your salvation?
I’m not saying that you must become fanatical or use your faith as an excuse to leave your workstation and kill time in the bathroom, but just as you make time for the essential things mentioned above, developing your relationship with God must also be deemed as essential and not something that you can skip.
Looking for extra time to do something for God? Try cutting down on social media or spending less time speaking on the phone. Wake up a little earlier or come to church more often. We always make time for the things we see as important, the time you spend on the things of God, shows how important He is to you.
See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.(EPHESIANS 5:15-17)
May the God of the Bible bless you
Bishop Joshua Fonseca