In this modern age, we have thousands of different devices that were created solely for the purpose of saving you time and energy. Many advertisers will use that to their advantage because companies have realized that humans love the idea of more. Dishwashers, microwaves, ovens, stoves, running water, and that’s just in the kitchen. Let’s not even begin on all the inventions made for the workplace, construction, transportation, etc.
But the question is, what are we saving all this time and energy for? We constantly feel like we need these things, but have you ever thought about why? For me personally, I usually want to finish faster with as little work involved as possible because I want to get back to reading my book or browsing through pictures of Sherlock. However much I try to convince myself otherwise, that stuff isn’t important. I’m saving time and energy, yeah, but I’m not putting it to good use. God gave us these wonderful people with brilliant minds that could make these labor-saving inventions, and I’m pretty sure he didn’t intend us to use the left over bits for watching the trailer for the new epic fantasy movie.
There are twenty-four hours in a day. After your work is done and you have interspersed no moments of entertainment or self indulgence, how much time do you have left before you need to rest? Or how much energy do you still contain? You may have mere seconds before your body yells “NOPE!” at the top of its lungs and crashes into bed declaring it hates Mondays or you may have a good six hours in your gas tank. It is so tempting to use those minutes for doing absolutely nothing. Eat an apple even though you’re full, wander around your choice of dwelling with a listless look, check your notifications on Facebook. Lethargy pulls you down, and if you do nothing for long enough, you become nothing. There will always be work to be done until everyone on this earth praises God as the one and only. There is always something you could be doing. There are people to help, a God who wants to spend time with you, and love that demands to be shared.
So I ask you…what are you saving for?