It’s a new year. Perhaps you make resolutions. Here’s another you may want to add about how you spend your time — Apply yourself to discipline and listen to words of knowledge. Proverbs 23:12
The things you do.
The things you enjoy.
How do we honor God with them?
Consider the following questions.
Does the way we spend our time honor God?
Are we active, serving, studious?
Do we treat each day as a stewardship from God?
As though He has entrusted the hours to us?
Do we apply ourselves to learning more about Him?
Or do we just get by?
Do we seize the opportunity to serve others
Or pursue our own interests?
Do our hobbies help us serve God
Or distract us from Him?
Are we focused on leisure?
Do we fill our schedules with more and more?
How much time do we spend running here and there
Compared to enjoying the presence of God?
Are we exhausted or stressed?
Do we feel a sense of accomplishment or frustration?
Are we frugal or extravagant?
Are we committed to growing as believers?
Are we looking for opportunities?
Do we spend time with those who can help us grow?
Is carrying out His commission a priority?
Do we include it when we set our goals?
Do we make realizing our call a priority?
Resolve to “work the works of him who sent [you] while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. (John 9:4)