“If your right hand makes you stumble, cut it off and throw it from you; for it is better for you to lose one of the parts of your body, than for your whole body to go into hell.”
For those of you that don’t know, I’m on the computer all day for my job and so I’m constantly working in specific files to accomplish tasks. Throughout the day I am constantly adding stuff, moving stuff around, and manipulating items within the file to create what I need. With every move that I make it adds a bit more data to the file. It might be something very very small, but over time it adds up to taking up a large amount of space and if you don’t consistently “purge“ any excess data from the file, it can make even the quickest task take forever.
In life, his idea happens to me all the time. I might have a little bit of extra time in my days and so I’ll go on the App Store and download a game. However, eventually, that game starts taking up more and more of my attention. That game, that might be playful or constructive, but it quickly turns into a major distraction. Something that I find that I have to do constantly is that I have to go through my phone and delete out any apps that I no longer use or that are taking up way too much of my time and keeping me from doing things that I need to do.
It’s often that these games or tasks take up time that I could’ve spent in God’s word or investing in friendships. If we’re honest with ourselves, we might be letting these small little things, whether it’s a game or social media or something else, to be an excuse to not do something in your walk with the Lord. The Lord wants to spend time with you , He wants to fellowship with you, and He wants to minister to you. So, are you giving yourself time to do those things in your life? This might be a hard question to answer, but if you never ask yourself questions like this, how will you ever know if anything is wrong? Sometimes we need to ask ourselves the types of questions that cause for us to rethink how we approach things.