“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2
God spoke to my heart recently about stewardship of my time, energy and attention. We live in an era where the tendrils of technology have invaded the daily life of most human beings.
Distraction and “opportunities” abound as so many aggressively compete for your time, focus and attention.
However, if we allow the sirens of our day to seduce us, we may essentially lose our ability to spend our lives–our time, energy and attention–in the way that most honors God Most High.
Today I am going to focus on His Word and on spending my most precious resources in ways that have eternal value. I am going to be obedient to the calling He has placed on my heart.
I’m going to ignore all of those pleas for me to watch another workshop about how to market things to others, how to build a virtual following, or in some other way enrich my own ‘platform’ or business. Sometimes the focus on SELF sneakily underlies so many of the messages of our times.
I remember these words from Paul’s letter to the Galatians: “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.” Galatians 2:20
Imagine if the Apostle Paul had been distracted by social media and occupied with extending his virtual reach and making more money rather than being a bondservant of Christ! His powerful letters to the churches wouldn’t exist today. The Gentiles might have never heard the gospel.
I am not simply a source of revenue, another number added to the virtual reach and ‘platform’ of others, or a potential buyer to convert with persuasive language.
I am cherished by God. He created me. He gave me the gift of this day.
May I use my time, energy and attention wisely, for His glory and honor and praise. May I die to my own flesh and live in the splendor of His Spirit, living out His beautiful purposes for this day.