TIME YOUR TIME!
“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.”
My Source Says:
Sometimes, I wonder if youths back then, as in Bible times, had TEMPTING DISTRACTIONS like us. Maybe attending the party of the Canaanites and getting raped (Dinah), watching a naked woman take her bath (David) instead of being at the warfront or when a beautiful Delilah lured (Samson) and cut his hair was just about it. Right now, EVERYTHING is a distraction. TV, fashion, music, parties, ipads, BB. . .everything is ‘designed’ to ‘steal’ our attention from the relevant and important things we should do.
Let’s be true to ourselves; we spend most of our time on less-important things. The time you spend pinging, whatsappING, editing your pics, surfing the net is more than any time you give to something else.
Learn to control and coordinate your activities daily. Give all things time according to their PRIORITY. Understand WHEN to do WHAT and WHY. You are not as busy as God and so, don’t hide behind the “busy schedule” thing. When was the last time you went for BIBLE STUDY? When last did you VISIT a SICK friend or relative? Have you seen your GRANDPARENTS this year? Have you CALLED them since you didn’t go? You can even send a part of your pocket money to them. See the little important things we FORGET TO REMEMBER! Yet, we tap our phones and laptops for God-knows-how-long.
Don’t just be busy for busy sake! Jesus visited Martha and Mary. Martha was all excited and was going to cook all the kinds of food in the world. Jesus came, but she was so engrossed with her cooking. The “REASON” she was busy (Jesus) was in her house and she didn’t even stop to say “Welcome”. Rather, she was calling on Mary to help out. Mary? Help out? Who would attend to the guest? There was no tv or picture album to entertain him but Mary recognized “oh, He’s here. Let me give him my time and attention for now. I can’t just leave him alone while he’s waiting for us to finish up.”
There’s a time to be busy, a time to rest, a time you should go to bed, a time to visit a friend, a time to read, a time to play, a time to ping and whatsapp. . .everything.
Everything has its priority. Give important things and people time.
To-Do: Call your grandparents. They won’t be here forever. When they die, we spend heaven and earth for a befitting burial but while they lived, they never tasted a dime in your name.
If you can, visit them with food stuff, no matter how little. Just let them know you know they EXIST and you have them in mind. Whatsapp will be outdated, BBM will fade with time, new technologies will keep being invented.
Don’t be distracted. Focus on what’s important.