- Why Do We Do This
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It’s funny how often we do things without thinking, “Why do I do this?” I know someone who puts peanut butter in the refrigerator. Many labels on jars of peanut butter say “no refrigeration required.” How did they start this practice? Well, they probably saw someone else do it first. Maybe it was their parents or a neighbor and it just stuck with them.
We don’t want to do that with our Christian walk, or the church. We want to be very intentional in our activity. I would hate to get to the end of my life and realize that I wasted time and energy on things that did not matter in the long run.
Wait, hold up, let me restate that: “Realize that I wasted MORE time and energy on things that did not matter in the long run.” We all do it; we all have time wasters in our lives. Some of them are fine because they serve as rest and rejuvenation. But other activities drain and distract us. There is nothing wrong with golf or fishing in the right context, but Ephesians 5:16 encourages us to make the best use of our time.
We need to know why we do the things that we do. Maybe there are some things that we are not doing that we should be doing. Your spiritual life does not work on autopilot. Our walk with Christ must be deeply personal. We must own it. Let’s ask ourselves, “Why do I do this?” Let’s take a spiritual inventory of our time, and make sure it lines up with what we want our priorities to be.