Stop Wasting Time
June 20, 2008
“Get rid of those useless thoughts which are at best a waste
of time.” Jose Escriva
Author-physician A. J. Cronin calculated that only 8% of our worries
were real and legitimate. All the rest – 92% – were
composed of things that couldn’t happen, had already happened,
were beyond our control, or were simply petty.
That means that most of us are wasting a whole lot of time and
effort every day! Consider the good thoughts and positive mental
activity that could be taking place during the minutes and hours,
days and weeks, we spend time in useless worry.
- How much time do you waste worrying about things that may
never happen, or that have already happened?
- What is the subject of those worries?
- Why do you worry about them?
Consider the following verses:
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed
by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and
approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect
will.” Romans 12:2
“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” Colossians
What practical steps can you take to renew your mind and set your
mind on things above?