Am I Doing Too Little?

“Am I Doing Too Little?” It’s an interesting choice for a title, right? After all, with the average college day being so hectic, you might be thinking that I should have instead titled this post “Am I Doing Too Much?” Yes, in the realm of academics and activities, many of us easily and often fill our days to the brim. However, there is still one area in our lives in which I’m convinced that most of us still are doing too little!

Let's step away from our regular responsibilities for just a minute. I'd like for each of us to consider for a moment how much of our time we give to God for His use. Now, I’m not talking about chapel, church services, or personal devotions. Those are, of course, very important, but that’s time we spend with God. I’m asking how much time we’re using for God. See the difference?

In the first chapter of James, God calls us to be “doers of the word, and not hearers only.” Sure, we can live a good life, attend church regularly, and even be close to God in our devotions, but if we don’t do anything for God, He tells us that we’re “deceiving [our] own selves.” As Christians, we aren’t to stay stagnant and coast through life; instead, we’re to reach out into this dying world and share the good news of Christ with anyone we can!

So how how much are you doing for God? Could it be that you’re in fact doing too little for Him? If so, don’t worry; it’s not too late to step up and serve Him! And if you aren’t sure where to start, I’m here to help. I’ll be writing a series of posts throughout the semester on ways to get involved in service for God.

But it starts with you. You must be willing. Willing to let God lead you. Willing to give your time to Him. Willing to step out in faith. Are you willing?

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