Where are we headed seems to be on many minds these days. It’s been on my mind lately. Where has the time gone? Where is this country headed? What will happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year? Predictions abound in the news, in books, at the local coffee shops, at restaurant tables, and on street corners. It’s no wonder everyone is buzzing about this with all that is happening in the world today. The only way to escape all the news is to turn technology off.
What is a person to do as an alternative with their time? As cheesy and unfulfilling as this sounds, I have few ideas in no particular order.
- Read a good book like the Bible.
- Spend time with your family.
- Work on your favorite puzzle.
- Go for a walk.
- Play with your pets or your kids.
- Pray for those who are in need or hurting.
- Clean out that closet you’ve been staring at for months.
- Look at old pictures.
- Call someone you haven’t talked to in a long time.
- Write a letter and mail it.
These were the things people used to do with their time, and some still do today. While they don’t make front-page news on the internet or scroll across the bottom of a television screen, they provide something more meaningful than that – time well spent.
In this fast-paced world, we need more time well spent than we do speed.
If anyone knew about time well spent, it was Jesus Christ. The one thing Jesus didn’t have was technology. But he didn’t need it because his impact on the world went way beyond anything technology could ever hope to touch. His life, death, and resurrection will be forever cherished by many who have been touched by him and redeemed.
There’s an old saying, “I would rather believe that God and Jesus are real and die and find out I was wrong than to live life as if they weren’t real and die and find out I was wrong, very wrong.”
What are we doing with our time?
Is it time well spent, or are we pouring endless hours into a small screen leading nowhere? Are Tik Tok videos and social media sites monopolizing your time?
Are we using our time to learn more about God’s promises, plans, and love for each of us?
What about Jesus Christ and what he did for you and me? Do you know what Jesus Christ did for you and me?
If you don’t know, now is the time to figure that out. Like many of us reading this blog, we have fewer days left on this earth than when we started.
Where are you headed?
In God, I trust.
Join me as we embark on a journey through the Bible. Our guidebook, 30 Days to Understanding the Bible, will take you on an educational journey to help make the Bible come alive. We will learn the basics of how the Bible is set up and the different eras. We will talk about the leading figures and geography. This is a basic overview of the Bible as we journey through Max Anders’s book, “30 Days to understanding the Bible.”
30 Days to Understanding the Bible – Session #1