I have a beautiful white watch. I call it my ‘summer’ watch. I wear it when the sun is shining.
It looks very impressive, it has a little bling on it and it’s made by a good designer.
On two overseas trips this year, I wore that watch, because it was hot and sunny and the watch looked perfect.
There was only one problem. The battery had gone. The watch hasn’t worked for a few months now…but it still looks good and no one would know that it didn’t work – only me, when I came to tell the time.
‘How stupid’, you may say.
Well it looks good, so does it really need to tell the time?
Of course it does! That’s what watches are made for. The fact they look good is a bonus.
It would take me just a little time and effort and a few pounds to get that battery changed, but the truth is, I haven’t got round to it, or it doesn’t seem important enough to remember.
That watch is like me and you. We may look good, we may even have a little ‘bling’, but if we aren’t doing what we were created for, then we really are no use at all.
We may fool the people around us, but we’ll never fool God.
‘What were we created for?’ you may ask. To love God and to serve Him. To love people and make a difference. That’s it, in a nutshell.
So whatever you need to do today to get your battery replaced, go and do it.
It may take a little time and effort and probably a prayer. But it will be well worth it.
Make the change today. We’re not just here to look good.
A daily devotion for a better way of living.