“All we have to decide
As you all know, I am a mega Lord of the Rings fan. There are many quotations from LOTR that I find particularly inspiring, and today I will share one of my favorites.
I realized, though it was later in my life, that the things I thought were important now wouldn’t even be remembered in a few years. I used to do Facebook and Snapchat, then I realized what’s the point? Taking pictures so everyone can see them? Basically bragging about what I have? Updating people on every little thing that happens in my life? Talk about invasion of privacy...and I was doing it to myself. In a few years, no one will even care that I went to the beach and snapped a photo with a pelican. Was I posting photos for my enjoyment, or to be liked?l
Everyone is so caught up with Snapchat, Instagram, social media in general, taking selfies, dressing “right,” that people are missing out on the important things in life. Instead of spending time on a smartphone, or locked away in your bedroom, do something meaningful.
Spend time with your family, go hiking, enjoy the outdoors, do all that without wanting to take a photo for Instagram, and just be happy to live in the moment. If you open your eyes and observe the little things in life, you’ll eventually get the big picture: do everything for the glory of God, and not to glorify yourself or impress others.
Decide what to do with the time that is given to you...will you have spent your time on Earth wisely?