Harmless or Hinderance

Be careful about how you spend your time. Sometimes the things we do seems harmless, but we must ask ourselves during those moments that we’re consuming our time on the things we deem harmless, if those things are beneficial to our emotional, physical and spiritual growth. Think about it. 3.5 hours spent playing a game everyday for a week, is 24.5 hours. That’s over a day, you could’ve taken to invest in your future. The game may keep your from boredom, but there are many ways to escape boredom that can also be beneficial to your overall wellbeing. To escape boredom the effective way, you must be willing to get out of your comfort zone. Get out of your own way. There’s something deep on the inside of you, that’s waiting to be birthed. Don’t delay it by wasting precious time. There’s a saying, “Time is money.” This is true, but what’s also true is the fact that “Time is more precious than money,” -Shubricca L. Bell. You can get money back, but you can never get back time. So, the important thing to remember is, because you can’t get back time, and tomorrow isn’t promised, make sure you’re making the most out of today. The people who make video games are using their talents. Are you using yours? Forget winning a game, are you winning in life? I’m not saying playing games is wrong, but I’m saying pay attention to how long you spend doing anything that seems harmless, but could be taking away from you developing your full potential in Christ and in life. God cares about our overall health and well-being. So before you play that game, or pick up the remote to watch TV, or waste time entertaining someone who you know isn’t any good for you, or whatever your go to usually is, to escape boredom or your current reality, ask yourself what can you do today to better your tomorrow? A great life doesn’t just happen. It all starts with how you choose to use your time. At the end of this life, you don’t want to stand before God and He asks, why you didn’t use your gifts, and your response is, because you were doing this or that. Again, the things you’re doing may seem harmless to you, because they’re not hurting anyone, however they are hindering you. There are people who struggle in certain areas of life, that they don’t even have to struggle in. They’ve just gotten comfortable in the struggle, so they don’t feel a need to change. Whether they are following in their parents footsteps or went through something in life, and turned to certain addictions instead of God. The habits that these individuals have formed is their way of life. God wants to change that way of life, and transform our minds to things that will lead us to eternal life. We must have a mindset of Christ, who was always about God’s business. Jesus was always walking in His purpose. He faced the same temptations we face, because let’s not forget He walked the earth as both 100% man and 100% God. Knowing who you are in Christ, and what you were created to do, will keep you from being idle. The more you operate in your purpose, the less time you’ll spend doing things that’s not beneficial to where God is taking you, showing you, and trying to do in your life, If you’d just get out of your comfort zone.

1 Corinthians 10:23(NIV)
New International Version
“I have the right to do anything,” you say–but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”–but not everything is constructive.

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