I am interested in how much of my time is “mere busywork”. Now stuff has to get done; there is laundry, cleaning, dishes and meals.
I don’t think that is what the Apostle Paul means. There are times where I have “the chance” to do what “the Master wants” as opposed to the dark world where the enemy entices me to do what I want.
What choice do I make? Each day is made of these moments.
- Am I evaluating my time in the light of what the Master wants?
- Is this what God wants me to do right now?
- When I am not doing what God wants, do I see that as a fraud to the way He wants me live?
May I drink huge droughts of the Spirit of God. May I understand what the Master wants.
Don’t waste your time on useless work, mere busywork, the barren pursuits of darkness. Expose these things for the sham they are. It’s a scandal when people waste their lives on things they must do in the darkness where no one will see. Rip the cover off those frauds and see how attractive they look in the light of the Messiah.
Wake up from your sleep, Climb out of your coffins; the Messiah will show you the light! So watch your step. Use your head. Make the most of every chance you get. These are desperate times!
Don’t live carelessly, unthinkingly. Make sure you understand what the Master wants.
Don’t drink too much wine. That cheapens your life. Drink the Spirit of God, huge draughts of him. Sing hymns instead of drinking songs! Sing songs from your heart to Christ. Sing praises over everything, any excuse for a song to God the Father in the name of our Master, Jesus the Messiah.