Have you ever heard the phrase "Waste Not, Want Not"?
My Nana was a champion of that phrase.
She grew up in the great depression. And then as an adult raised 8 kids. She never wasted anything!
Plastic bags were used as the filling for decorative pillows. At restaurants, we always had to order water with lemons and make our own lemonade.
And the most important thing she never wasted was time.
She chose joy every day and had a calling on her life that filled her. And this week’s sermon made me think so much about her.
Sure, Pastor was talking about baseball, football, and other ways we distract ourselves and waste time but all I could hear is that every day we get the opportunity to make a choice.
To live into the mission God has for us and be filled with joy or to make excuses and create distractions filling our lives with hurts, hang-ups, and habits.
I invite you to watch this week’s sermon and answer this question for yourself: What will you choose to do with the time God has gifted you with?