Our distracting world
Living in this day and age, there are so many things to distract us from giving any of our time to God. Of course, like in any age, many of us have to work, or go to school, or university etc …but after that, we have so many forms of media (TV, Internet, Magazines, Video Games, Etc.). Some days, we can go from waking up in the morning, to climbing into bed without ever giving God a second of our day.
I know I find myself falling into this pattern all too often.
But what we need to do is give God our time, no matter what, so HE can show us what really matters, and help us avoid those things that are just distractions and worthless. Here is a scripture that we should be aiming our hearts towards:
Turn my heart toward your statutes
and not toward selfish gain.
Turn my eyes away from worthless things;
preserve my life according to your word.
God’s desires should be what we are focusing our day around, not our own. By no means am I saying that watching TV, being on the internet, playing video games, or any other form of media is bad in and of itself (although there are many bad things on them). However, if these things are stealing our time and focus away from God, then something needs to be done about that.
Some questions for you to think about:
- How much time do you spend on Facebook?
- How much time do you spend playing games?
- How much time do you spend reading the Bible?
- Can you make a commitment today to spend more time reading God's word and praying?