“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:”

– Ecclesiastes 3:1

Free time is such a precious gift. Yet, there are competing distractions that desire to take up your free time. Don’t you feel that way sometimes? Such as the boss who calls you after work or on the weekend; maybe it’s your children. Perhaps it’s a stranger who’s talking a little bit too long. There are continual projects or people in our lives, and when they begin to take away your free time, you start to feel uncomfortable or frustrated. You have a nagging worry on the inside that this precious commodity called time, that you have so little of, is being whittled away.

In our modern world, very often when we have a little extra free time, the first thing we do is reach for the phone: Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, or we reach for the remote control. We become distracted for hours. When we feel anxious about somebody who takes an extra five minutes of our free time, but yet we give hours to social media, something is wrong. Use your free time to get the life you want, rather than escape the life you have. 

Friend, free time is your opportunity to begin putting small bricks in place that will build the life you want. Maybe you have the life you want already, but you aspire to add to your success. And for those of us who don’t have the lives that we want, you know those accomplishments do not come easily. They require a new pattern and a new philosophy: “The free time I have is an opportunity to become the person I’ve always wanted to be.”


Father, show me how to use my time wisely. Help me to be aware of unproductive distractions.


Do you become anxious when your precious time is taken away? Have you learned to curb unproductive distractions?

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One Response

  1. Hello Pastor Bobby, I am always encouraged and lifted up in Spirit..when I read your
    post. Thank you so much for all that you do to spread the Good News of the Gospel of
    Jesus Christ around the world!!
    Blessings on you and your precious Wife, Son and Daughter..I am touched every time I see you with them there at Church! Sincerely Because of Him, R. Ken Howell

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