“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 things that are giving back to you? This is probably the single most important areas to tame in a man’s life. It is the ability and focus to maximize our time. As a son of God, He tells us to spend our time to what causes His will to be experienced in our lives and more people to be impacted for Christ.
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 with 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. You always want to have something to show for how you’ve spent the precious commodity of time.
It is deemed as precious because once it’s gone, it’s gone. You will never see this weekend again. You will never see your next hour or minute again. Make it your mission, to be about your mission from God. Make it your mission to know what God’s will is for your life right now, and sow your time into doing that.
When your day is done, you will have whatever you gave your time to. If you gave it to growing in God, studying His word, financial planning, steps toward your goals, and watering other areas in your life, you’ll be a changed man. You will have something because of how you spent your time.
Prayer: Father, thank You for giving me 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. Jesus cause a focus to rise up big in me to be about the mission you’ve given me. When today 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