Topic: Major Indicators Of Time Wastage – from Seeds of Destiny Devotional by Dr. Pastor Paul Enenche | Date: Monday, 25 June 2018.
SCRIPTURE: And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Ephesians 5:18.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Focusing on our past mistakes and errors ruins today and frustrates our tomorrow.
Previously, we looked at time and life wasting activities; we identified procrastination, idleness, plan-less living and aimless socialization as what should be avoided in order to maximize our lives on earth.
It is also important to mention other activities that serve as indicators of time wastage.
1. Garbage Intake
This refers to an intake of what does not edify you for example, aimless watching of the television. Statistics show that aimless watching of programs on television has the potential to reduce the intelligence quotients of people drastically; it destroys learning activities like reading, studying and listening. Garbage intake is detrimental to life and destiny. Just as garbage attracts flies, aimless watching of the TV, movies and video games is dangerous. Garbage intake is a time and life waster.
2. Poison intake
This is the intake of morally poisonous things like the reading or watching of pornographic materials, immoral movies or books; surfing the internet to watch nude pictures, drinking of alcohol and tobacco smoking, etc. Many people have lost their jobs because of internet addiction and pornography. An addict may start with spending thirty minutes daily on the internet, then one or two hours, then he graduates to spending five hours daily out of his official time on the internet. Accessing the performance of an employee who is addicted to the internet may reveal little or no productive output to his credit. This is not correct. Beloved, if you think that you are not being monitored at your place of work and you use the official time for something else, one day, it will catch up with you in life. Alcohol or tobacco damages the brain.
3. Focusing on the past
Focusing on the past ruins the present; focussing on our past mistakes and errors ruins today and frustrates our tomorrow. Anything that is in the past has passed; so, let it pass. Focusing on past failure, hurts, and mistakes kills a destiny.
Beloved, make up your mind not to waste your life; avoid time wasters.
Remember this: Focussing on our past mistakes and errors ruins today and frustrates our tomorrow.
- Avoid the intake of garbage and poisonous things like pornography, alcohol, tobacco and aimless watching of the Television.
- Refuse to live in your past in your present and future; forgive and forget the negative past.
PRAYER: O Lord, I ask that You deliver me from the intake of poison and garbage. Help me to forgive and forget my negative past, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
Topic: How To Handle Time Profitably | Date: Friday, 22 June 2018.
DAILY READING: 2 Kings 8:1 to 9:13, Acts 16:16 to 40, Psalm 143:1 to 12, Proverbs 17:26
AMAZING FACT: A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in a lifetime.
QUOTE: Those who dwell in the past leave their place in the future. Culled from 30 SECRETS TO THE TOP by Dr Paul Enenche.