“But make sure that you don’t get so absorbed and exhausted in taking care of all your day-by-day obligations that you lose track of the time and doze off, oblivious to God.” Romans 13:11(MSG)
Where does the time go?
Remember the song “Fly Like An Eagle” from the 70’s?
Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ Into the future
I want to fly like an eagle, to the sea
Fly like an eagle, let my spirit carry me
I want to fly like an eagle, Till I’m free
Oh, Lord, through the revolution.
Besides the eternal gift of salvation from God through Jesus Christ, one of the most precious gifts God has given to the human race is the gift of TIME. God created time and freely gives it to the entire human race. Did you realize that time is a gift and not a possession?
We rush time. We spend time. We save time. We share time. We take time. We waste time. We wish time would hurry up. We get bored with time. We don’t want time to come. We don’t want time to pass.
Every human being has received exactly the same amount of time: 24 hours, or 1,440 minutes, or 86,400 seconds each day.
The question is: “What are we doing with our gift of time?”
Pretend your bank called you and said:
“Someone has opened an account at the bank for you in your name. You will receive 86,400 pennies ($864) everyday to use as you wish. There are no restrictions or instructions. It is a pure gift to you and only you. The only requirement is that you use all of the deposit that day. There will not be a balance carried over and no refunds. Every morning you’ll receive another deposit of 86,400 pennies for your use on that day only.”
What would you do?
Most likely, a majority of us would try to withdraw all $864 every day and spend it.
That is exactly what God has done for us. He gives us 86,400 seconds everyday to use as we wish. The choice of how we spend it is totally up to each individual.
H. Jackson Brown said: “Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson and Albert Einstein.”
Are we using our time wisely?
Take a moment and grab your Bible or look at www.Biblegateway.com and read God’s Word on this topic:
Psalm 90:12 (ESV) “So teach us to number our days that we may have a heart of wisdom.
Psalm 39:4-5 (ESV) “ O Lord, make me know my end and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting I am! Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths, and my lifetime is as nothing before you. Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath!”
Acts 17:26; Psalm 31:15; Dt. 33:25; Eph. 5:15-17; Col.4:5; Prov. 16:9
Be encouraged. If you’ll ask God to help you bring order into your life and use your time wisely by seeking Him first, He will answer your prayer and add to your time with His peace and joy from heaven.
Lord, Thank you for your son, Jesus Christ. Thank you for the gift of time. Help me to begin a new attitude of using my time wisely for You, others and myself. When the day is done may You be able to say, “Well done!”
What will you do with the time God has given to you?