Time is precious
THE invention of television has dramatically changed how we spend our “free time”. Australians, on average, spend 1095 minutes (18.25 hours) each week sitting in front of the TV – that’s about 2.6 hours a day. That’s a fair chunk of our lives. But is it enjoyable, or just something we do to pass the time?
There’s a big difference between enjoying a good program and simply watching TV. We all enjoy watching a good show on television, but that’s not the same as plopping down in front of the TV to watch whatever happens to be on.
We try to teach our kids to be selective in their viewing habits, and to use their time wisely, but how many adults do it just to kill time and hopefully get entertained?
I reckon “life” can be a bit like that. Most people don’t think too much about “life” – their life – unless they encounter some tragedy. We can’t actually kill time, but life is fragile and time does fly – and it goes by very quickly.
The question is: Does your life mirror your TV watching? Are you wasting it by just going through the motions, hoping for some entertainment along the way? Or is your experience of life genuinely enjoyable? Are you using what time you have wisely? Have you thought about the bigger picture – about what happens when your time on earth is up?
Think about popping into one of the dozen or so churches in town this Sunday. It’ll only take about 90 minutes of your time, and you might just discover something life-changing. It’ll be time wisely spent.
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