Big Idea: Use your time to make a Kingdom impact.
Ephesians 5.16 (CSB): Making the most of the time, because the days are evil.
What are some things that you like to do for fun? Personally, I like to fish, shoot, play video games, and hang out with friends. While I like to relax and have fun, I also want to make the most of my time; I don’t want to waste it.
I don’t want to waste my time by missing ministry opportunities. For example, I was playing PS4 online a few months ago and met a guy named Ricky. As he and I talked, I was able to share the Gospel with him. We hit it off and eventually, I played with his other friends and shared the Gospel with them, too. These guys are all over the US and have now all heard the Gospel. I am using my hobbies as a way to build relationships and share the Gospel with others.
I’m certain that you have hobbies that bring you in contact with other people. You can use your hobbies as a tool to build relationships with others as you seek to share the Gospel. Make the most of your time and the hobbies that you have. Don’t waste it—redeem it.
During this season, there are still opportunities to put your hobbies to work. Use your video games to build relationships. Use video chatting apps to host a game night with friends. You might be surprised at the opportunities that God puts before you.
-What are some of your hobbies and how can you include others?
-Have you ever thought about the possibility of using your hobbies as a way to share the Gospel with people? Why or why not?
-Pray and ask God to show you ways that you can use your hobbies for Kingdom purposes.
The truest lengthening of life is to live while we live, wasting no time, but using every hour for the highest ends. So be it this day. —C. H. Spurgeon