“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is” Ephesians 5:15-17, ESV.
What are you doing with your God-given time? Are you making the most of it? Are you giving it to the things that are giving back to you?
A very spiritually-wise person in my life told me that when they spend their money, they like to have something in their hands to show for what they spent. This nugget of wisdom applies to how we spend our time also. It’s not foolish to play video games and watch sports. It is foolish to spend all of your time on video games and sports. Facebook is fine, but it shouldn’t have all of you. Pursue to have something to show for how you’ve spent your precious commodity of time, which you cannot buy more of.
It is deemed as precious because once it’s gone, it’s gone. You will never see this weekend, your next hour or your next minute again. Make it your mission, to be about your mission for Jesus Christ, to know God’s will is for your life right now, and sow your time into it. Make it your mission to love who you have, while you have them. They won’t always be here.
When your day is done, when your life is done, you will have whatever you gave your time to.
Prayer: Father, thank You for giving me this wisdom nugget about my time. Help me to use it wisely and be serious about redeeming the time because the days are evil. Help me not to do too much or go too far with the things I enjoy. May the focus of Christ rise up big in me to impact others for you. When the day is done, I will praise You for how You helped me spend my time. In Jesus’ name, Amen!
Study: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, Ephesians 5:14, Colossians 3:2