We all have one. A time munching monster. Something we like to do when we actually should be doing something else. My monster’s name is computer games. What’s the name of yours?
You have one. We all do. We just don’t like admitting it. We like to think of ourselves as excellent time managers. Hogwash.
Yesterday discussion was about quality time with God in a quiet place without noise that distracts you. For that you need time. Time that we probably want to spend on something else. For some reason, there is always something else that appeals to us more than spending time with God. It’s a constant tug-of-war between the spirit and the flesh. The spirit is willing but the flesh is oh so weak. Just one more game. Just one more episode. Just one more chapter. And before we know it, the time munching monster has eaten all our time and there is none left for a quiet time with God.
The saddest part is that God is none the poorer. We are.
The worst part is that the monster has become an idol. We give more to him than to God. We love him more than we love God. We would rather spend time with him than with God.
What is the name of your monster? Join me. I have decided to kill my monster.