TOYS/DISTRACTIONS

Children have their toys, so many sometimes they don’t play with half of them. Even my dog has too many toys, as you can see in the photo.

As adults, we also have our toys. They can be fancy cars, boats, campers. We have facebook, video games, hobbies. None of these are bad things and it’s not wrong to have any of them.

The problem develops if these toys become the priority in our lives, and we lose sight of God and what’s important. I’m just everyone else. I can start to play a game on my computer and before I know it I’ve wasted a couple hours.

In the Bible Paul was talking to the people of Corinth about distractions.  “I am saying this for your own good, not to restrict you, but that you may live in a right way in undivided devotion to the Lord.”  (I Corinthians 7:35)

We need to get our priorities straight.

Make sure you spend some time everyday in communication with God and reading His Word first. Then do the things you have to do like work, taking care of your family, doing household chores. Finally, if there’s time, after all your obligations are taken care of, you can play with your toys.

Have fun, but don’t let toys become distractions from your obligations to God and your family.

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