What Time Is It?

When I was in high school, I looked at my watch incessantly.

I mean, I couldn’t stop myself. It was ALL the time.

It got to the point where I switched to a pocket watch so I would look at it less.

I have gone the complete opposite direction as an adult.

I have so many ways of keeping track of time (phone, computer, every appliance in the house) that I have very little need for a watch at all anymore.

It is rare that I wear one on my days off. I wear them occasionally during the work week. The only time I always wear a watch is on Sunday mornings, because A) Sunday mornings are a roller coaster, B) my wife gave it to me as a wedding gift and I love it, and C) it’s soooo pretty.

This life is so short. We are not given long on this earth. The Bible says in James 4:14 that I am “a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.” As such, to be obsessed with time is fruitless.

That is not to say that disciplines related to time, such as stewardship and consideration of others, are out-of-bounds. But obsessing about our time is ill-advised.

QUESTION: Do you find yourself spending too much time obsessing about time?

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