“Do not be unwise but wise, making the best use of your time…”
~Ephesians 5:15

It had been a long day. I curled up on the couch and scrolled through my Facebook feed. I clicked on a dozen or more links and read the stories. An hour went by. Then two. Three. I was deeply engrossed in a video when I felt a gentle tap on my shoulder.

“Are you wasting time?” God asked me.

“I’m unwinding after a hard day,” I explained.

“The most valuable asset you have is time,” He told me. “Use it wisely.”

“Sure thing, God,” I said, not really paying attention to Him as I scrolled to yet another video. My stomach began growling, insisting that I eat dinner. Reluctantly, I put down my laptop and found my way into the kitchen. I had to turn on the lights as the sun had long ago said goodbye to the day. I was a bit disoriented, intoxicated from the social media binge. I washed vegetables and chopped up chicken to stir-fry, and thought about God’s words.

“You’re right, God,” I said. “I do spend too much time on social media. It takes me away from what’s real. What’s important. It takes me away from the people I love. Tomorrow, I’ll pay more attention to what’s important.”

“You’ll be happier and healthier if you do,” God said gently. And of course, He was right.

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