Wasting time = wasting mind. Do any of these apply to you?
- Busy work: the stuff that fills our hours but does nothing to fulfill our existence. Mindless TV, surfing the internet, reading vacuous novels. These are passive activities that occupy our time with mindless entertainment. These things are fine in moderation.
- Letting others’ wants and needs dictate the path you take. This is ok as long as you are aware of it. If their goals coincide with yours, or at least come close to your goals, then go for it. But if you are just along for the ride because there’s nothing better, spend some time doing a little soul-searching.
- Not having goals. Set your sites on a goal that you can achieve in a year or so. And then do it. Define your life’s mission, and setting goals will be easy.
- Not having a life mission. This is the biggest mind waster. If you have a mission, then the previous problems will be nonexistent for you.
Think about where you invest your energy and effort. Is it aligned with your core beliefs and mission? Are you working toward what you want to accomplish? Are you taking the direction you want in your life?
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. (Luke 12:34)
Time is your treasure. Where is your heart? Do you need to change it?