“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. Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do.”
Ephesians 5:15-17 NLT
Do you know the purpose of your life? Do you understand that every minute counts? How you spend your time is vital. Time is a resource that cannot be renewed in the natural. You can make more money but you can’t make more time.
Each of us have the same amount of seconds, minutes, and hours in a single day. How we spend that time is the issue. What we spend it doing determines the investment factor. Just like money, we must utilize it as a means to an end. We can squander it on frivolous living or we can invest it in something that will last.
We MUST consider, carefully, how we are harnessing the time we have. None of us know how much time we have. Yesterday is gone and tomorrow isn’t here. What we do in the moment is directly linked to our future. We can’t expect to reap a harvest in the future if we haven’t planted good seed in the present. We reap what we sow (see Galatians 6:7). All of us are faced with the responsibility of making our time count. God has given each of us life. He is the author of it and He is the One to whom we are accountable. Living life in light of this fact is critical to living with purpose in each second. The clock doesn’t stop for any of us and we desperately need to ask God for wisdom and understanding about how we should spend the life He’s given us.
Take this moment to contemplate how you are spending your time. Stop long enough to do an honest analysis of your daily schedule or routine. Do you watch too much television, spend too much time playing video games, phone games, social media, talking, etc.. Our time can get out hand quickly and we can get trapped in a routine that is self destructive. The next thing you know, a crisis comes and we are ill prepared. Our time has been squandered and we look back in regret. If only we had more time! I see this regularly in ministry. If only we could have known then what we know now.
The simple truth of the matter is that none of us know how much time we have in this natural world. However, we can live forever through Jesus Christ. When we live life in light of eternity it brings our natural life into focus. When we live for the moment we squander our time. May God help us see the value of every moment and every day. Let’s ask Him to open our spiritual eyes to reveal His will and way to us. Let’s yield ourselves to Him and live to honor His name in everything we do. If we will do this, we will reap eternal reward and He will redeem the time of our lives. Only God can redeem time! Don’t let Satan steal your time and destroy your life.
“The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.”
John 10:10 NLT
Let God redeem your life. No matter how you’ve lived until this moment, God can redeem your past, give you power in the present, and give promise of the future. Trust your time into His hands and live a holy life! Live to live again!
Curtis R. Norris
Rev. Curtis Norris