My goal for the day was to do something for the Lord. I had no particular plan, I just said I was going to do something. Maybe I would continue writing the book I started, or the short story, or work of my website. Maybe I would make a Christian themed video on my daughter’s YouTube channel. The possibilities were endless. The day started out great, I was eager to accomplish this goal but somethings got in the way.
First, Amazon delivered my exercise bike. Of course then I had to put it together. Then you know I had to test it out. Well as luck would have it after 20 minutes of testing it, it broke. So I had to take it apart, box it up, and ship it back. Now its 3:00 pm. I didn’t want that time to be wasted so I went online and ordered another bike and picked it up.
It is now 4:00 pm, well now I have to put this one together. No it is 5:00 pm and time to test this baby out. By 6:00 pm I decided to make a donation to our church outside of our normal giving. That’s something, right? I had intentions of doing some finishing my book, or writing a devotional, but instead, I reached inside of my wallet.
Don’t get me wrong, an exercise bike is not a bad thing in fact it is a pretty good thing but it took time away from the best thing. As I think back, anytime I find myself doing something outside of God’s will the most important thing I end up wasting is time.
15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.
Ephesians 5:15 -17
We have to be careful how we live, what we invest our time into because the days are in fact evil. The only way to navigate the subtle sneaky evilness of this world is to know the will of the Lord.
Lord, please help me to make the most of every moment and to live my life to your glory. In Jesus name, I pray, Amen!