Time. It’s something we can never get back. We can never get more of it. We are each given a certain amount of time on this earth.
What are we going to do with the time we have left?
I heard a quote reiterated the other day that continues to ring true –
“We all make time for what we feel is important in our lives”
What’s important to you?
Reading the Bible everyday?
Having a car that runs properly?
Having a clean home?
Having food to eat?
Having money in the bank?
Showing up after making a commitment?
Being on time?
“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: 2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; 3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; 5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; 6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; 7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; 8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.”
In Ecclesiastes 3, Solomon writes how there is a season for everything. There is a time for everything.
God has given us time. We can choose what to do with that time, but why not choose to use it for good?
It can be trying to be a good testimony while waiting in a line that moves slower than a turtle. It can be determining to spend more time with God in His Word than watching a screen for countless hours.
Why not use our time with a Christ-like mindset? We never know who is watching us.
If I’m waiting in a slow line but choose to gripe and complain, do you think the person behind me will ask me what church I go to and what time the service starts?
I could simply choose to use that time to ask God for patience or think about other things, like what I’m getting my family for Christmas.
I often struggle with how I use my time. I have to daily remember to ask God for strength to use the time He has given wisely.
Everyday, when we wake up, we are waking up to more time that God has given. We decide moment by moment how we are going to spend our time.
So, what’s important to you?
How are you going to spend the time that God has given you today?