Friday, November 19, 2010

268

That is the number of unread posts i have in my google reader.

That is a reflection of what I have not been doing with my time lately.

Truth be told, I've been wasting it. Wasting it on watching (for the second time) The Office.

I am so OCD in this way: I watched my favorite episode, which happens to be Beach Day (season 4?), and then I just had to watch every single following episode available to me instantly via Netflix. Sad, I know!

Last night I read (half of) a conference talk in the November Ensign. Something that really hit home
in a Crap!-I-better-repent-now! kind of way was this part:

“Every day, every hour, every minute of your span of mortal years must sometime be accounted for. And it is in this life that you walk by faith and prove yourself able to choose good over evil, right over wrong, enduring happiness over mere amusement. And your eternal reward will be according to your choosing.

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These statements express the reality that our life on earth is a stewardship of time and choices granted by our Creator. The wordstewardship calls to mind the Lord’s law of consecration (see, for example, D&C 42:32, 53), which has an economic role but, more than that, is an application of celestial law to life here and now (see D&C 105:5). To consecrate is to set apart or dedicate something as sacred, devoted to holy purposes. True success in this life comes in consecrating our lives—that is, our time and choices—to God’s purposes (see John 17:1, 4; D&C 19:19). In so doing, we permit Him to raise us to our highest destiny.


High time I trade out most of my merely-amusing-myself time for something of more substance, don't you think?

3 comments:

Heidi said...

Don't be too hard on yourself--you have an infant and just experienced nine months of pregnancy. You are recovering. In the old days, women had "help" to do the housework, cook, clean and take the baby once in a while (even the poor people did!). We don't have that kind of society anymore. Of course, you are correct that time is a huge stewardship that we have been given and we need to use it wisely. Still . .. .you're feeding a baby. What could be a more worthy use of time than that?

Jenny said...

That talk did the same think to me! Shook off the feelings that it caused, and took a good look at all the good things I do. Making some changes in how I use my time. Tomorrow will be a better day.

Kristi said...

Mmm. Your blog makes me happy. Such talent. Such sweetness. I'm so glad I know you. :o)