So Jason and I happened to catch a show on TLC a couple months ago about people who make entering sweepstakes their full time job. Even though I can’t see it as being a God-honoring way to make a living (so many proverbs about the proper way to earn money come to mind), I was curious enough to enter a few contests I could find online that night, for fun. I spent no more than an hour searching and entering (with a new e-mail address set up just for this – not interested in the spam that could result) and thought maybe I’d do more of that every now and then, y’know in my spare time. Turns out I really don’t have spare time (I guess I already knew that) and I don’t think I’ll be bumping contest-entering above what’s currently at the top of the list for each day. However, I discovered just last week that I won the 3rd place prize in the Red Cross Racing sweepstakes (I was going for the car…) and was mailed a T-shirt and hat.
Now it’s no car, but a fun prize that made me wonder if this could work to sporadically get stuff to use and share with others ~ if only I didn’t have to use up time to do it. Stewardship is all-encompassing: finding the balance between taking the best care possible of all the resources God lends us (time, money, energy, etc etc etc) is a task bigger than we are and requires much prayer and wisdom from Him. Not sure where this “hobby” would fit in for me! Thoughts?