Listen to today’s devo!

As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God. (1 Peter 4:2)

We all are committed to many things in life. Family, church, work, hobbies, and recreation consume the days of our lives. As a pastor, I hear other pastors mention that people are not committed anymore. I disagree. In fact, we are overcommitted. But are we committed to the right things? Do we spend our time on things that will last?

We all have time. The life and breath we have are gifts from God. We must consider whether we are using our time well. Are we being faithful stewards of the minutes and seconds God has allotted? Similarly, we all have gifts. There is no such thing as a “gift-less” person. In 1 Peter 4:10, the Word says, “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”

Each of us will be required to give an account for how we spent the time we were given. We are to follow God and his will for our lives with reckless abandon. Others may chastise us for not doing what the world calls fun. Others will want us to abandon ourselves to reckless, wild living. They may make fun of us for being reckless in our pursuit of Christ.

We all spend our lives on something, but will our commitments now lead to something that will last forever?

Live fully into the way of the Spirit.

Jim Dunn serves The Wesleyan Church as president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University.

© 2022 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission. Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.