Not Enough Time in the Day?

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This applies to so many things, including getting your work done each day. I often hear it in Discipleship and similar where people tell me they don’t have enough time to read a book or read the bible.

And yet, they manage to post dozens of things on Facebook. They may watch hours of TV. They may play hours of video games well into the night. They may spend hours at a nice restaurant or bar. People who “don’t have enough time” often have lots of time for other things.

So what’s that about? I’m not trying to shame anyone. The point is, most of us in this society have a LOT of available time. We choose to use it for entertainment. Is that wrong? Not necessarily! But isn’t it just a little hypocritical to say “I don’t have time?” It really is just a matter of choices.

I haven’t researched this, but have heard enough stories to believe it. When people lose power at their home for days in a row, they read more. Not sure if that’s great news or awful! Maybe it hints that we are lousy at controlling our own use of time and we need an outside influence.