"Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom." Psalm 90:12
I've been wasting my life away on meaningless things lately, and I've started this blog because I want to focus on the important. I want to focus on my walk with God, on the things I write, on the relationships I'm forming.
I'm not much of a writer. Not yet. So I ask you to bear with me as I start this blogging experience. It's something I've wanted to do for a long time, but I've never found the time to do. I admire people who blog every day, and I always think that I could never do it. "I'm too busy," I say. "I have too many classes, too much homework."
But this morning, I realized that it's not about not having the time. And those are just excuses. Because when it comes down to it, I do have the time. What about the hour I spent on social media each day? What about that time spent in front of the TV or playing video games? Do I really need that? In all honesty, wasting time like that isn't fulfilling. Sure, it's nice to enjoy laziness. It sure feels nice while you're doing it, but afterwards, I always feel frustrated with myself.
The average life is 657,000 hours long. Simply put, that's not a long time. We all need to learn how to manage our time to honor God - because we don't have much of it.
This morning, I made a list of things that I wanted to cut down on. Sadly, it wasn't hard to come up with over half a dozen things. It's easy to spend my free time enjoying laziness! That changes now. The next list I wrote was one of things that I wish I had more time to do. Everything from learning the guitar, to writing more books, to daily Bible study and prayer, to, yes, blogging. This list was even longer than the first. There's so much I want to do with my life. So I'm done wasting my time.
I want my life to honor God. So, I'm going to try to cut down on the things in the first list, and enjoy some of those things in the second list. I want to make the most of the time I have. After all, I don't have long.