Work. Family. Hobbies. Fitness. Housekeeping. Socializing. Sleep. Church. With only 24 hours in each day, we simply can’t fit everything in. There’s not enough of you to go around and what we choose to “cheat” matters more than we know. There is a solution, and strangely enough, the solution is similar to the problem.
Every one of us will wrestle/are wrestling at some level with this dilemma. If you have ever had something you placed your hope in come crashing down around you, you know: Pandemic, marriage, career, wealth, health, engagement, academic, athletics. If you have ever thought, “Why even try? What’s the use? What’s the point?” then you know this dilemma.
Uncertainty is God’s favorite environment. It seems that’s when he gets the most accomplished.
Here’s the question we must each answer for ourselves as we face our personal, national and global uncertainty: Is it possible that God is still active, still accomplishing his purposes when there is no indication of his activity? Active in your world and the world? When everything seems to be going backwards? Dark?
When it comes to temptation and decision-making, we all look for loopholes. We ask, “Is there anything wrong with this? Is it illegal? Will it hurt anyone?” But it’s a bad idea to assume that if something is not wrong, it’s right. In no area is this more important than decisions related to our sexual expression. There’s no area where we’re more prone to self-deception.
How do we respond to the unrest and injustice around us? Why aren't we further along? It's no surprise that Jesus set the example for us. Because this is a time to build a better tomorrow and not tear it down. It all starts with you and me.
Scripture says God has determined the number of your days. You can make more money and you can make more friends, but you can’t make more time. You can count your money and your friends, but you can’t count your time. In light of that truth, knowing what to do with your time matters. It’s vital that you use your time wisely.
Solomon, the third king of Israel, wrote more about wisdom than any other biblical writer. In his writing, he laid out three kinds of people who lack wisdom. Eventually, people in each of these categories need wisdom . . . but they may not find it.
Every day brings new questions. Should I stay? Should I go? Buy it? Sell it? Start it? Stop it? Did you know there's a question that makes it easy to determine the answer to all the other questions? It's true. All you have to do is ask it!