“So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do”
In times such as this, we have sooooo much free time. It is so tempting to just do our own thing and not think about the effects it has on others, our walk with Christ, and the state of our heart.
I think it is so important to invite God into not only your relationships and activities, but also your free time.
Iv’e heard it said from many different people that whenever there is nothing to be done, that is where sin thrives. We need to be careful with how we are spending all of this free time and double check to make sure it is honoring to the Lord.
This is the opportune time to grow in your walk with Christ, and be creative and intentional in friendships and relationships. Instead of slacking off in this area, we can use this time to do more than we have in the past.
Invite God into your relationships
We need to choose to pray about our relationships. Ask God to lead us and help us to honor Him in all the relationships we are in. This not only creates a sense of peace and allow for confirmation from God, but it will also create a sense of accountability. It will keep us accountable to bring honor to Him in the way we act and talk to one another, and remind us who we are representing.
Invite God into your hobbies
Allow God to reveal your skills and passions to you. Ask him to help you identify the hobbies that you are able to do wholeheartedly for the Lord, and not for men. Ask for your heart to be in the right place when starting new hobbies. Ask Him to humble you and remind you that any success we have is His success, not ours. Explore your strengths! Ask God to show you new things that you are good at that will bring glory to Him.
Invite God into your free time
Lastly, our free time is our most vulnerable time. Let’s spend it doing things that honor and glorify Him. Memorize scripture, start a new bible study, fast. Let’s commit to spending our time wisely during this COVID-19 craziness. Give yourself something that is consistent and peaceful and hopeful.
I hope this finds you all healthy and happy. Enjoy this time, make the most of it. It is definitely not normal, and it won’t last forever. But take time to slow down. Take time to invite God in.