"Yes, each of us will give a personal account of ourselves to God." Romans 14:12
It has been said that the thing we spend the most time thinking about, will ultimately be the thing we end up doing. Often, the last thing we thought about before we fell asleep is the first thing we will wake up thinking about.
We all have the same amount of hours in every day; these days, the average work day is not all about 'work'. With the innovative cell phone technology, we can work from our desk, or office, and keep up with people half way across the world. We can communicate with people all day long. There use to be a point in time when there was down time that had empty quiet space for thinking. Not anymore! Whether we are in the bathroom, on the toilet, or lying in bed at night, our minds are bombarded with activity, much of which we invite in ourselves. I wonder if we can even get a good night sleep.
Since I only use technology for important purposes, I still find that I have a good amount of down time for thinking and reflecting. I have time to just listen quietly. I choose to shut out a lot of the world around me.
If you travel on the train, bus, or car to get to work, or to run errands, there's time to just be quiet and listen for the voice of God. He speaks, or tries to speak to us all day long. Do you crowd out His voice with other things?
You can use this time to pray for a few minutes. In the busyness of our day, we have the time to pray without ceasing (prayer throughout the day in intervals).
As I mentioned earlier, technology has afforded us the opportunity to use cell phones all day long. Many take mini breaks to keep up with the outside world via social media. The beauty about 'Prayer' is that we don't ever have to leave from where we are to speak with the Lord. He is everywhere all day long. We can find ourselves in His presence as often as we desire.
There will always be stuff to do that keeps us chronically busy. Believe it or not, you and I can control the amount of busyness we engage in. Life is a rat race that never seems to end. Don't let it control you! The days are moving faster, the weeks and months are speeding on and the years are flying by. Before we know it, we will be old and tired with lots of regrets as to how much time we spent on frivolous things. If you go to the nursing home and speak to the older folk there, they would give you good advice on how to spend your time. There are tons of regrets from people who have just about run out of time. Their youth is now gone and their middle-age too.
Last, but certainly not least, is this thing called 'Socializing'! Do we know when we've had enough? Are we constantly hearing the voices of people around us? Do we run from one busy thing to another without stopping long enough to be quiet? Don't misunderstand what I'm saying. We were created to be social beings. God did that on purpose! We need others, and we need to communicate verbally with other people. We wouldn't be healthy without that component in our lives. When we don't allow ourselves to be alone with ourselves, that's a problem. If we don't make the time or take the time each day to be alone with our thoughts, it might suggest that we are afraid to be alone. The thing with God is this, He wants to get us alone so that He can talk to us about what's important and needful. He enjoys our company and wants us to enjoy His. There are things that God wants to tell us, but He will not and cannot compete with anything or anyone else. We'll be the ones to lose out!
So....WHAT OCCUPIES YOUR BRAIN SPACE ALL DAY LONG?