We live busy lives. Even retirement can be busy. What we don’t do as often as we should is to reflect on our lives; past, present, and future. Future? Of course. Our past and our present often dictate our future.
While thinking about those three can you think about what matters most to you in your life?
Family? Job? Career? Wife? Children? Religion?
There isn’t much left, but much of our time is devoted to a varied combination of all six. Except that sleep occupies a huge portion of our daily lives, too.
Each of us get 24 hours in a day to sleep, eat, work, play, shop, and to spend time with family, children, and friends. All occupy chunks of each day.
What matters most? Quiet time?
How do we determine what matters most? What is the criteria? Faith in God might be considered number one but we spend more time eating than praying, more time sleeping than praying, more time doing almost everything else other than being involved in the two basic commandments Jesus gave his followers.
Just doing the basic math, job and sleep would seem to float near the top of the time consumption list, but not necessarily the importance list.
What matters most to me is what I am not willing to give up under any circumstances. That would be my sometimes tenuous but still growing relationship with Jehovah. I believe firmly in his promises so try to conduct my life accordingly.
I am not always successful. What matters most often seems like something else other than a relationship with God. Work. Play. Sleep. Family. Friends.
It’s easy to get distracted.
As of today I am nearing death. Yet, I am not fearful. That’s what faith can do. Plus a hatred of how much my body has deteriorated in the past year. And the promise of a resurrection.
I hope I get a new body. But that doesn’t matter most.