Actually, here's a fancy little chart to show you what has been occupying my time the last couple weeks:
The saddest thing about this pie chart (besides the fact that I spend nearly a third of my life sleeping and I still feel exhausted) is how little time I'm taking to personally work on my relationship with God. It's so small that it doesn't even count as a full 1%!
Now, sure, I'm working on that relationship in other things I do throughout the week. I experience God while serving in student ministry in ways I never believed possible. And part of the "Spending Time with Friends" includes my weekly small group, which obviously has the purpose of building our relationship with God. And during my driving time, I listen to godly audiobooks and podcasts (go me!).
But I even spend more time eating than I do talking to God. And that's saying a lot because I'm an extremely fast eater. I'm obviously reminded of what Jesus said to Satan while being tempted in Matthew 4:4:
Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God."I'm living on working, eating, wedding planning, sleeping, moderately exercising and zoning out (I think that's what makes up the ??? time). But if Jesus is telling me I can't live on that stuff alone, why don't I make time for what will sustain me?
A few weeks ago, I decided to start waking up at 5:15 in the morning, go for a run, then come home and read from the Bible and pray before getting ready for work. I loved it! My body felt good, my soul felt good. It was good!
That lasted about a week. Then I started hitting the snooze button up until I absolutely had to be getting ready for work.
It's not that I don't enjoy spending time with God; I love when I do. It's just a lot easier for me to say, "Well, I'll make time for God later. He doesn't sleep or anything, so we can make that work once all this other stuff is out of the way." But, obviously, that time goes to something else (probably sleep).
Jesus told us the two greatest commandments were to love God and to love people. Based on my pie chart, I'm not making enough time to love God or people. And I could easily give tons of excuses why, but I'm pretty sure none of them are more important than obeying the two greatest commandments.
What does your pie chart look like?