A blank piece of paper. Can you think of anything with more potential than a fresh piece of paper? I can do whatever I want to with a blank page. The possibilities are absolutely endless. In my yellow journal/binder, simply flipping the page to a blank, empty, white piece of paper almost always takes a little of my breathe away. I revel in simply thinking of the possibilities I have as a writer on a blank page. Writing is my biggest passion and obsession, so a new page can give me an electrifying jolt of adrenaline.
Every time I click the button to write a New Post, I get the same feeling. Though on a screen, a post is still a blank piece of paper; clay to mold in my hands. And I have a very important belief: Life is short, so don't waste a piece of paper not talking about God. Sure, I could use this blog to post my photography pictures, or discuss the latest sports news, or the latest movie. But I don't want to waste my time and paper on that stuff. I want to spend it on God.
I think we should have that outlook on everything. Seriously, what if when presented with an opportunity to sin, we said, "I can't go see that R-rated movie because I just don't want to waste my time seeing it." "I don't want to listen to the latest top rap song because I'd rather spend my time listening in worship than to waste my time listening to someone sing about the pleasures of fornication." "I won't listen to him tell another perverted joke because I don't have the time to listen to that trash." How weird, how different, how transformed would we be in our thinking if we decided that since life is short, we'd rather use our time doing things to glorify His name than to gratify our desires?
I'd encourage you to not waste the little time you have. Just read part of Ecclesiastes or Psalms to know that life is short, simply a wave in the ocean, a single breath before God. When you are bored and tempted to sin, when it seems like it'd be more fun to sin, when God doesn't seem like He's very satisfying, don't fall into temptation. Life's too short to waste in sin. Our pages are too small to fill with garbage, so fill it from top to bottom with His love.
Don't live for the thrill of sin. Dedicate your time to experience the thrill of knowing God personally.