The older I get, the more aware I am of time and how I spend it. I ask myself often, Is there any eternal significance to how I am spending my time right now?
Paul had plenty of time on his hands when he was under house arrest in Rome, but he used it wisely, continuing to teach and encourage the church, spurring on believers to be active as the living body of Christ. He wrote,
Be very careful, then, how you live — not as unwise but wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:15-16
Time robbers are all around us: social media … Hollywood … worry … people of bad influence … chasing after acceptance …
As I take account of how I spend my time, my mind’s eyes visualize me opening my purse and pulling out bills and coins. Instead of the usual imprints, the coins bear the words “10 minutes,” “25 minutes,” and the bills “5 hours,” “10 days,” “1 year,” et cetera. With this perspective of handing over my time in whatever increment the activity demands, I can better live as one who is wise, making the most of every opportunity.
How can you make the most of the time God has given you? How can you impact the world eternally?
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