When my web designers decided to "get me ready for the ball" like the cute little animals did for Cinder on Cinderella, I had only a "clock" at the top of each header. They asked, "Does the clock represent anything, or if we get another idea, can we scrap it? I thought for a moment and said, no, the clock needs to be there. Everything in my heartbeat is about time. Taking time, giving time, sharing time, not wasting time, taking time to learn, taking time to love, taking time to build a lasting relationship with Christ. Time is something that is given to each one of us EXACTLY the same. It doesn't play favorites with anyone.... Just like God's love for us. We all have the same amount of His attention and time.
It's what we do with that time. Are we spending our time with just "ourselves" in mind. Maybe we've stretched it to "our families need" maybe we've even added a couple "friends needs". But when do we start making it about the world needs?
So many times, we are off partying at the bar, sometimes that leads to poor choices. Sometimes it leads to very hurtful ways. Sometimes we are overcome by anxieties, such as health, work, money, stress of all sorts. If we keep our focus on things like that, just like God says in his word above, we will become "trapped" like an animal in the woods. It isn't talking about just a couple of the unbelievers, it's talking about the "WHOLE EARTH". This message is for us all. Christians and Non Christians.
FOCUS ON TRUTH
Well. What do we focus on? Our instincts, the opinions of others, some great leader that seems really smart? No, we focus on the truth. At this very moment and throughout history, the only book in the world that has not been able to be disproven is the Bible. People try, (actually I believe Satan persuades people to try), and time and time again, the end results of their studies, scientists or other, is that either 1) They cannot disprove it, or 2) It's true. Those are odds I want on my side.
Take the time.