A Word of Correction.
I was thinking about the tile store where I had gone to look at granite. The girl was trying to “sell” me, but all I wanted to do was see some “Tea Brown” granite. She insisted on showing me around, and then I had to give her my contact information. I gave her a fictitious cell phone number, so she couldn’t call me. Innocent enough, right? So she wouldn’t waste my time.
Well, as I was painting yesterday, I felt that I had grieved the Holy Spirit by lying about my cell phone number. I started to repent to the Lord, and He said, “TIME THIEVES.” I had stolen the girl at the tile store’s time! He showed me how I had stolen time from her, time she could have otherwise spent!
God went on, “MY PEOPLE,” He said, “Time Thieves from the least to the greatest. All steal time. My time. Time is the most valuable commodity I have given you, the most precious gift. More valuable than money. I can restore it, but I cannot give it back (once it had been spent).”
I felt REALLY bad now. He went on.
“MY PEOPLE steal time from each other. They steal time from their employers. They steal MY TIME — time that should be spent in My presence, in My Word. They ROB ME of MY TIME!” (Mal. 3:10)
“WOMEN”, He said, “when you are out shopping, and you say ‘We’re just looking!’. WHY DO YOU DO THAT? Why are you out wasting time??? You waste the shop keepers’ time. You waste YOUR time. You waste MY TIME. Time that should be spent in bible study, evangelizing, spreading the Gospel, fellowshipping with each other. You are Wasting Time.”
“Time is too short,” God continued. “It is too short. Time is almost up here.”
“The truth, “He said, “is that you want to be entertained. You want to be catered to. You want your flesh to be fed.”
“And FACEBOOK,” He went on, “The people whom I have positioned to be on Facebook know who they are. And that does not include you!” (me, personally).
“MY PEOPLE,” He said, “must learn to be more efficient, to use time more efficiently. You must stop wasting time. That is why this country has lost out to the Chinese. They use time more efficiently, they work without stopping. But MY PEOPLE can take this country back.”
The Lord then showed me multiple ways in which I have learned to waste time. Simple, seemingly innocent things, such as admiring my handiwork. Facebook. Zoning out.
He went on to show me ways that we can turn it around, simple ways to gain time and be more efficient.
What is he showing YOU? Have you asked Him?