Wednesday, April 6, 2011

On Idleness and Killing Time

by Allie Marie Smith

I've got some lazy bones in me. When my bare feet tap the floor each morning I'm as slow-going as molasses (I wrote that in a southern accent...did you hear it?). I came across this quote this morning from, yes, a friend's FB wall (confession: I was reading my FB feed in bed & hadn't had my quiet time yet) and it rocked me.

"When you kill time, remember that is has no resurrection." -A.W. Tozer
If I could gather up the days, moments and hours I've squandered doing worthless things it would equal a take a good chunk out of my life. Why is it so easy to take the time we've been given for granted?

Let this be our request:

“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom” (Psalm 90:12). Father, you are the author of time. Help us girls to be wise managers of the days, hours and minutes in between which you have entrusted to us as a gift. Wake up our souls to the wonder and adventures of this life - giving you the glory in all we do, say and think.

P.S. Here's a link I found to a wise article on God and time management and it's definitely worthy of your time!

Can you relate to killing time? What's the biggest time-waster in your life? Any tips that have helped you?


  1. Yes, I can totally relate. What a good reminder, Allie. My time killer is reading blogs. I'll bookmark the link you gave, and check out later.

    Hope you all are having a beautiful day, where ever you are.

    P.S. Congrats on the upcoming w.m. films. I know they are going to be wonderful.

  2. This is a convicting post! The Internet is a big time waster for me. My brief homework breaks become a half hour of browsing Facebook, updating Twitter, reading blog posts, or browsing deals on Amazon.


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