“All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” 2 Timothy 3:16
A few years ago, I downloaded an app that impacted my high school experience. I checked it every day; I wanted to know what everyone was up to and who was talking to who. This app was Snapchat.
At first, I would snapchat my friends about the big things in my life: high school dances, paint fights, sleep overs, parties I was invited to, inside jokes we had. It was great. A fun and new way to keep up with what all of my friends were up to. And then one day, all of these numbers popped up next to my friends’ names. People that I had used to Snapchat because I had something to share with them, suddenly became people who I Snapchatted simply for the sake of that number.
I had a new found pressure and responsibility to maintain the streak that we had, and it became a way I measured my the relationships with people in my life. My desire to maintain my streaks only increased, it grew to become a way that I found my worth. I would miss out on being fully present in situations because I would be too focused on returning Snapchats.
One day it hit me, I was desperately trying to maintain these virtual streaks and relationships, but I was not putting nearly the same amount of effort into my relationship with the Lord. Our relationship with the Lord is better and more fulfilling than any streak or anything that is found in the world.
Spending time with the Lord each day changes us from the inside out. It helps us to live our best and most satisfied lives. 2 Timothy 3:16 talks about the importance of incorporating scripture into our lives and how it should influence our lives.
So I encourage you to consider the streaks in your life. Where are you investing your time? What relationships are you prioritizing? What do you want your streaks to be?