In a world with so many distractions we must remember, ‘what we feed, will grow’ and ‘what we starve, will die.’ Time is something that we don’t get back. You can’t accumulate time, the only thing you can do is spend it. Every hour, every minute and second is either spent constructively, by enhancing your life or destructively, by devaluing you and who you are called to be.
I have found and sometimes still find myself in a dilemma. How am I spending my ‘time’? What are the effects and outcomes of my life based on how I spend my time in which helps determine the decisions I make. I came to the conclusion, for me, more than half of my time is spent going to work and sleeping… with more emphasis on going to work. Realistically only about 1/4 of my time is spent in ‘one on one’ time with God. Whether it’s through prayer, worship or simply talking to Him throughout the day. This is time I won’t get back.
You spend time or long to spend time with what you desire. I had to think to myself, I desire to spend more time with God but why don’t I? Simply because of distractions.
Distractions come in many forms. Work, life issues, people, social media… oops, did I say social media? Yes, I did. The time spent on social media could be limited to spend more time with God. Not saying that I or you are on social media all day, because I’m sure if you work like I do you are on and off in a few minutes if not seconds. But the point is, whether we are spending time on social media, watching tv, hanging out with friends, or in whatever area of our life we could probably limit, if we truly desired to enhance our spiritual selves by getting closer to the Lord, we would make time for Him.
In all of our comings and going’s, what we feed is what will flourish. Let’s determine to feed our spiritual being by striving for a closer relationship with Christ. The closer you are to someone the clearer you can hear their voice. Distractions come a dime by the dozen (I hope I said that right) but making a conscious decision to spend time with God enhances not only you but adds value as you are able to add value to the lives of those you encounter.
‘Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.’ Joshua 1:8
‘But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.’ Matthew 6:33
Jesus replied, “This is the most important: ‘Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’g The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’h No other commandment is greater than these.” Mark 12:29-31