If you only had 24 hours to live, what would you do?
Time is one of our most valuable assets, but without proper perspective, we may spend it foolishly. Rather than a friend, we have allowed time to become a tyrant. Have you ever noticed when asking someone how they are doing, their general response is, “I am good, but I am so busy.” Why is that? Why have we allowed time to slip away from us? Listen to what it says in Ephesians 5:15-16,
“15 See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, 16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil.”
Wise people know how to use time to their advantage. Fools waste time. To walk circumspectly means to look around about on all hands, to be every way watchful, cautious. To redeem the time means to buy up these moments, which others seem to throw away. It means seizing opportunities, to rescue or recover our time from waste.
Our use of time will reflect our priorities. God desires for us to make the most of the time we have here on earth. None of us knows the exact amount of time we will be here, but we need to make the most by diligently spending our time on things that are eternal.
We have been called to a life of stewardship. Stewardship is a lifestyle acknowledging everything we have because of Jesus! Time is important because there are things God has for us to do. So the question needs to be asked, what are you spending your time on? Things that are eternal and matter to God or things that won’t last?