Friday, January 12, 2011
"Investing In Time"
“Whereas ye know not what shall be
on the morrow. For what is your life? It
is even a vapour, that appeareth for a
little time, and then vanisheth away.”
What is your life?
You will find the answer in how you spend
your time. The most precious commodity we
have is time. It only stands to reason that
we would manage every moment very carefully.
Our life is measured out in handbreadths,
according to Psalms 39:5. In this verse,
David places his life before an eternal God
and sees that his years amount to nothing.
Imagine being anointed king of Israel and
killing the great giant, battling the
enemies of God’s people for a life time--it
is but nothing compared to eternity. No
wonder God tells us to redeem the time! We
are to buy up every second.
In this day
of distraction, there are thousands of ways
to waste our time. A person could literally
go through entire days glued to television,
logged on to the Internet, or engaged with
the cell phone and never accomplish a single
thing. All the while, life passes by unused,
unfinished and lost forever. Think of the
useless things that engage our time and
waste our lives. Channel surfing, Facebook
chatting, video gaming, and phone talking
are all culprits in stealing our time.
Meanwhile, the worthwhile things go undone.
I’m reminded of a little verse:
Some people die in
is not always productivity. Just because we
are living hectic, busy lives doesn’t mean
that we are living purposeful lives. Do not
mistake activity for achievement. Beware of
the barrenness of a busy life. Martha was
cumbered about with busyness, and Mary
looked idle. Yet, the Lord commended Mary
for her purposeful use of her time.
Some people die in flames.
Some people die inch by inch,
Playing silly, little games.
Adams, the 19th century political figure and
diplomat, kept a diary. One day he entered:
"Went fishing with my son today--a day
wasted." His son, Brook Adams, also kept a
diary, which is still in existence. On that
same day, Brook Adams made this entry: "Went
fishing with my father--the most wonderful
day of my life!" The father thought he was
wasting his time while fishing with his son,
but his son saw it as an investment of time.
The only way to tell the difference between
wasting and investing is to know one's
ultimate purpose in life and to judge
To know what the most important thing to you
is, look at what you spend the most time on.
Ask yourself if your time is spent on what
is priority with God. When you can match
your time spent with God’s priorities then
you will be fulfilling the purpose you were
created for. Make your time an investment!
Study verses: Prov 18:9; Eph 5:16;
Col 4:5; Eph 6:6; Col 4:12; I John 2:15-17
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