Wesson is at the age we let him make his own choices. Generally, it’s “Do you want to wear this shirt or this one?” or “Would you rather have this Paw Patrol toy or Spider-Man?” As he grows up more, the choices will become more important and more varied. Instead of holding two simple options, he may have several options to pick from and what he’s deciding will be a bigger deal.
Choices are important. Especially as adults, we find the decisions we make carry more and more weight. The consequences and effects of our judgments increase as well. One of the most vital areas for us to consider our own choices is our time. Once time is spent, it can never be regained, reallocated, or recycled. Thus, how we decide to use our days, hours, and even minutes is critical.
Scripture tells us that there’s a proper and right time for all things in our lives (Ecclesiastes 3) and “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:15–17). As long as God gives us life, He expects we will be wise in how we decide to use it.
The summer is a busy time for all of us. Kids are out of school; we try to fit in vacation; we want to do this or that. But in the midst of all that are plenty of activities for the Church. Our VBS, Gospel Meeting, summer camp, and so much more are all in those two short summer months. I hope we are all mindful in how we prioritize our schedules so that we support spiritual and fellowship events!