July 12, 2020

Sunday Devotional With Mr.E: Time Wise

When you pursue art as a passion and/or career, you must be wise.  You must be training/ skill building wise.  You want to learn from those who will nurture and challenge you as you seek to grow as an artist. You must be money wise.  Supplies can be extremely expensive.  You want to invest in those things that are good quality and beneficial to your art making.  You must be time wise.  Using your time to research, develop your skill, try new ideas, investing into what is most important, following through with concepts, and finish your work are all pivotal to being an artist.  You also need to be time wise in regards to letting things go when needed and being able to say no to things that will distract you from what is most important.

Lord, remind me how brief my time on earth will be.
 Reminded me that my days are number- 
how fleeting my life is.
Psalm 39:4

At first read, this verse can come across as a bit morbid.  Most of us do not enjoy contemplating our "end".  The truth is that we do not know the number of days we will be given.  The author is not writing this with a sense of dread or depression.  They are writing it as a reminder of the urgency to LIVE. We are given today.  What will we do with it? 

 If someone is in need....should we wait till tomorrow to help them? 
 If a friend needs to talk....do we ask them to call us back later?
If someone needs a hug....do we figure someone else will meet that need?
If we feel God calling us to pray with someone....do we choose not to because we aren't comfortable praying out loud?
If we see a need in our church....do we figure someone else will meet it?
If someone seems down...do we try to ignore it because we don't know what to say?

Do I want to get to the end of my days being able to say I watched all the movies I wanted to watch, played all the games I wanted to play, slept in often, and enjoyed my life???


Do I want to say that I trying to make a difference each and every day.  I looked for opportunities to be the person God made me to be as I lived my life (that He gave me). 

Are you being time wise?   Maybe you can take an honest look at your life.....tomorrow?

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