“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.”
– Ephesians 5:15-17
Whenever we talk about stewardship as worship, we usually hear about how we use our money and resources, how we use our gifts, how we are serving, ect… When was the last time we talked about how wisely we use our time?
Lets look for a minute at things that can be used for good things but often become colossal wastes of time!
Outside of being social media forums, the common theme we see with these are they all involve being connected to a device of some sort, MacBook, iPhone, iPad…
Can we just set the devices aside for a few hours a day? Obviously most of us work on a computer, through email, planning center, pro presenter, whatever. Doing work is one thing. Finding resources is a good thing. Reading is a good thing. We need to make sure our time is in check though. We can’t always be checking our Facebook feed or twitter for how many likes we’ve gotten or how many people retweeted our holy thought for the day. Guess what, it doesn’t really matter how many retweeted you. That doesn’t make you a better leader for your family, or for your team. That doesn’t deepen your relationship with anyone, and it certainly doesn’t save anyone!
I’m guilty! I catch myself doing this all the time these days. It saddens me when I find myself wasting so much time. And come to find out, using my time wisely is a command in scripture! We aren’t just wasting time, we are being disobedient! Whether we want to admit it or not, this is a big deal. This isn’t something we need to feel guilty over; Christ’s blood covered this sin on the cross! But it is something we should repent of and take a little more seriously!