Seed Time – Part II
The Balancing Act
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven…” Ecclesiastes 3:1
I know what some of you read the Seed Time – Part I last week and thought, “If I only had the time.” You do, you just have to take it back from the other stuff that really doesn’t belong in your life.
If you pull your idea, your seed from God, out of the recesses of your mind and begin to focus on the idea, do you have time to do what God has put on your heart? Or, have you swallowed up your time with filler stuff?
All too often our schedules are stacked with stuff. But that’s all it is…STUFF if it has nothing to do with what God has called you to do.
Let’s take stock of our time for a moment:
- On average, how many hours per day/night do you watch TV?
- On average, how many hours per day/night do you spend eating out?
- On average, how many hours per week do you spend watching someone else’s
children? (Unless you have custody or unless you’re a teacher, someone else’s
children are not your responsibility.)
- How many hours do you spend reading material that does not edify, but only entertains?
- How many hours a week do you spend surfing the web?
- How many hours a week do you spend blogging?
- How many hours a week do you spend reading the Bible?
- How many hours a week do you spend studying the Bible?
- Other than on Sunday, how many hours a week do you spend in church? (If you are
at church more than two days a week you need to check yourself. Church work
should not and cannot take the place of the call God has on your life. Not even a Pastor should be a church more than three times a week, and that includes Sunday.)
- How many classes or sporting events do you have drive your children to and from per week?
Time is a consumable commodity. Once it’s gone, it’s gone. In the English language we often speak of time as being spent or killed. Are you spending your time or are you killing it?
If you’re spending your time, are you spending it wisely or foolishly? Today, take some time and look at your time. Look at how you spend it. Look at how you kill it. If you realize that you’re killing your time or spending it foolishly, ask for God’s forgiveness, then make a decision that your time is precious and important because it is a gift from God.
“I know that there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live. That everyone may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all his toil – this is the gift of God.” Ecclesiastes 3:12 – 13
Living Above Mediocrity,
Minister Anita Wamble