Go back to Monday’s challenge. If you’ve tracked your time online, what is that number after 4-5 days? What else could you do with that amount of time? Hit the gym? Read some books? Write a book? We reap what we sow. We harvest what we plant. How we spend our time will come back to us.
Paul is also clear to not become weary doing good. I love this. I think, though, that sometimes we become weary because we’re trying to do too much. We’re too involved. One of my passions, no surprise, is helping churches connect with public schools. I am not weary when I am doing this work or serving in a school setting. There are other causes, however, like prison ministry, that are more burdensome for me. Thankfully others have a passion for those causes and I can join them in their work rather than orchestrating the work. We can’t do everything; but we can do something.
1. What could you have done with the time you spent online this week?
2. What area of “doing good” energizes you and does not burden you?
Challenge: If you were unsure how to answer questions 1 and/or 2, I’d recommend taking something like the Strength Finder survey to get a sense of how God has wired you. For more information or to take the survey, contact Pastor Brian or Jackie McNamara. Be one of the first 5 people to email either of us the code “Soul Provider”, and we’ll set you up to take the Strength Finder for free!