How to Best Use Your Time Spent Waiting In Line?

How to Best Use Your Time When Waiting In Line

Young Woman Queueing on phone
According to a Timex Survey, Americans Spend About 37 Billion Hours Each Year Waiting In Line Somewhere

According to a Timex Survey, Americans Spend About 37 Billion Hours Each Year Waiting In Line Somewhere

On average, human beings spend approximately 6 months of their lives waiting in line for a number of things.


I was at a coffee shop the other day and to kill time I pulled out my phone. Later in the day I went to the store and pulled out my phone again while waiting in line.

It got me thinking about all the chunks of "line time" which are available to everyone when standing in line.

Although none of us like to wait in line but…

nowadays waiting seems unavoidable.

I came up with a short list of places I've stood in line recently AND spent some of that time staring at my phone...

Coffee Shop
Movie Theater
Post Office
At the bank  
Buying tickets
Hospital waiting room
Waiting for a cab
Riding on the train

Can you relate?

Time Spent Waiting in Line Is An Opportunity

Let's face it.

We spent a significant amount of our time waiting in line for something.

Have you ever thought to turn this torture of waiting time into an opportunity?

Instead of using our phone to watch news or check Facebook, how about using it to spend time in God’s word?

How about pulling out a Bible memory app instead of keeping up with the Kardashian's on social media?

Wouldn't that be a better use of your time?

Many times, as humans, we get caught up wasting a lot of time in things that don’t benefit us at all. I’m not asking you to stop watching news or checking Facebook using your phone. I do that many times myself but I truly believe in making the best use of my time while waiting in line.

How about you?

Are You Willing to Make the Best Use Your Time While Waiting in Line?

Waiting time becomes a torture if we don’t know how to spend it wisely. However, time flies when we spent it on things that benefit us and bring us joy and satisfaction.

MemLok is here to help you make the best use of your time when you’re standing in a queue.

You’ll be surprised to see how time flies as you immerse yourself in the Word of God.

I want you to know I've grown more through Scripture memory with MemLok than the formal correspondence Bible courses I've taken. Thank You!!” - D S

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Sabita Saleem,
Contributing Author