“So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days.”
— Ephesians 5:15-16
How often we say, “Oh, I just don’t have enough time.” Some one asks you to do something and you reply, “I’m sorry but I don’t have time for that.” In this day of modern efficiency, with all our technology and time saving devices, surely we should have more free time. Ha!
As far as time is concerned, we are all on the same level. Each is allotted the same amount. The question is not how much time we have but how we use it. Time is valuable. It is important how we invest it. We must guard each moment—each opportunity, using it to bring the greatest profit.
I once read, “God wants our precious time, not our spare time.” We must redeem the time, buying up the opportunities as they come to us. Because time is valuable, because time allotted to us on earth is short, we should buy up opportunities with eternal value.
Are you making the best use of your time? Are you investing it in such a way that it will bring the greatest possible return? Too often we permit the world to dictate the management of our time. We should let God govern its use. Each day He entrusts us with twenty-four hours. At the close of the day what accounting can we give to the Father as to our spending of these precious hours? I wonder, is He pleased with my investment? Will my days count in eternity?
Recently, I am making friends with those who consider their days precious. Those facing physical suffering, separation from those they love, death….they shame me with the routine way I look at time. Before the waves wash it away, I’ll live for Him!