One of my customers logged onto my blog and found out that I had not written anything for WAY TOO LONG.
Shame on me. I have no real excuse. I know that in the time I played a game on this very computer, I could have written an article to update my blog.
This is an example of my bad use of my time and at 76 years old, I can say I don’t have a lot of time to waste. Time is what God gives to us. This is not the only thing he give but it is one of the things we are responsible for using. Did I use my time for the best or right use. NO. Again Shame on me.
One other gift God gives each of of is different interests and abilities. Kids in school see this. They see that some of their friends love MATH while others fight MATH. Usually if they loved MATH they did not like or do as well in reading or English. This is the way God made us or as I like to say Gifted us.
God gives gifts according to how he wants us to function in life. He wants and expects us to use the gifts he gives us. Some of us recognize our gifts early on while others find their gifts at a later time. No matter when we discover them, we must put them to good use.
I did not put my writing ability (I did not say gift) to good use. What did I lose by failing to do so? I lost the joy and satisfaction of using what God has given to me. I may have lost confidence in at least one customer who was “brave” enough to tell me that I had not made an entrance for a long time. I may have lost a customer’s order if they thought I was not even in business anymore.
Devastating. Devastating. How sad to think I might not have been able to share the results of my other interest and abilities with another person. If they thought this was not a “live website” and did not try to check or send an order – I missed out and they also missed out. They missed out on not receiving some of the pretty rocks they saw on my site.
So what have I learned from this?
The use of my time is critical not only to myself but to others. If I waste (do not use correctly) my time, I waste other’s time. When I have wasted time, I have not been faithful to God who has let me fill in the time he gives me with “good things.
Let this be a lesson to me. God provide the time but he expect me to use it wisely.
I have some things to be working on and it is “ME”.