“And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.” ’ But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.”” (Luke 12:19–21, ESV)
Sorry but working second shift today meaning lunch is more like supper 🙂 Still trying to bring a word in a moment. Most factories allow only 30 minutes for lunch and there is one in Springfield that the lunch break is only 20 minutes. Life has put us on a treadmill and the speed is being controlled by someone else a taskmaster. We move from one thing to the other never seeming to have the time for anything important in our life.
First what is important for life, is it leisure activities, hobbies, sports, work, money, fun, or family. What we value we pursue and what we pursue should bring satisfaction, right? At least that is why most people pursue certain activities and things. I have yet to hear anyone pursuing something in life because the want failure, despair, frustration, or anxiety. What we pursue should yield peace and fulfillment in life. With all that people pursue why does it seem that none are ever satisfied and truly content with life. Alcohol, addictions, pornography, and sexual impurity are all things that are pursued that do not yield contentment and peace. I never hear the alcoholic say ahh that drink was it my soul is truly content now I am at peace.
What will you spend your precious time pursuing? You have very brief moments will you use those to pursue what can truly change your soul and bring peace and satisfaction in your life. Jesus is the way to find peace with God, peace in life, and peace in eternity. “Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.” (John 6:35, ESV). Hunger and thirst are symbolic of spiritual needs that only having a relationship with God through Christ Jesus will meet. Use your precious moments and spend them in pursuit of the one good you can have in your life Jesus. Quit building barns.