Life Is All About What You're Doing
And Not Doing
Man is all about doing. We spend our days, nights, weekends, months doing, doing, doing. When aren't doing something we think about what we could be doing. We make to do lists, which for some reason we never seem to do because other stuff we have to do comes up. If we can't find something to do we ask other people if we can help them do something. You would think with all this doing going on we would be getting something done, but that is usually not the case, because we never seem to finish what we start because we are to busy doing something else
Why do we like to do things? Because we were created to be doers, “Be doers of the word not hearers.” The problem is we have replaced His word with our own words. We have created schedules of our own making which are so filled with stuff we think we have to do we forget we are supposed to be doing, God's work..
God says to us in Ephesians 4:28 “Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.”
While this verse, written by Paul to the church in Ephesus deals with the the crime of theft in that church I think there is more to the verse. When we are doing too much for ourselves and not enough for God, aren't we guilty of stealing service time from God? Also when we fill our schedules with frivolous activities, can we truthfully say to God we are doing something useful with our hands? Think about it.
Here's to freeing some time in our schedules to hear God and do God's work.