“Be very careful, then, how you live — not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.” — Ephesians 5:15-16
How We Spend Our Time
After stepping in for an injured Carson Wentz and leading the Philadelphia Eagles to the first Super Bowl win franchise history, Nick Foles could have done all kinds of things with his newfound fame. He chose to write a book and went on a tour to promote it, which isn’t out of the ordinary for people in a position similar to his. However, what he did with the proceeds absolutely was. Foles donated 100 percent of the money from the book to charities of his choosing. Even though he rose to national prominence, Foles still made serving others, and in turn serving God, a top priority.
We’re all busy people with what seems like an endless number of things on our to-do list. Being dedicated employees, involved in organizations and spending time with friends aren’t bad things. In fact, God wants us to use our talents and interact with one another. The danger is getting so caught up in the activities that fill up our schedules that we forget about our top priority: Christ.
In everything we do, He should be at the center. We can evaluate how we spend our time by asking if we’re glorifying God, spreading joy and serving others. When we are doing these things, we’re honoring God with our time. Athletes like Foles, who obviously have plenty of demands on their time but keep Christ at the heart of whatever they might be doing, serve as great examples for us to follow.
— Joshua Doering
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