Redeeming The Time!
"Making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil." (Redeeming The Time)
What would you do if you only had 30 days left to use everything that God had given you? God has given:
1. Breath and Life
5. God's Holy Word
6. Sound Mind
8. Spiritual Gift/s
14. The Job
If in 30 days, these things were to expire, what would you and I find ourselves occupied with over the next 29 days?
Whatever you come up with, I guarantee you it wouldn't be what you are about to engage in right now. All of that would change. You and I would rearrange our schedules to accommodate what should be priority.
Would you be able to do justice to the 14 items on the above list in 30 days?
It would be impossible to live out those things in 30 days! Each item on that list would be time consuming. If we were to make the most of each and everyday incorporating each of those things within a 24 hour period, our lives would prove to be rewarding and well balanced.
Our problem is that we are oftentimes imbalanced. One's employment duties dictates the majority of his/her day, then what's left is distributed according to what we deem as priority. Sometimes we get our priorities mixed up and neglect the important things and before you know it 60 years of our lives has passed us by with little to show from it.
The things that are important to God has to be on our priority list daily. Barring the job, and it's obligations, God's interest must be attended to. Our spiritual lives matter! It matters more than we realize. Once we have that where it belongs, the rest of the things fall into their rightful place.
The scary part, so to speak, is that you and I could be gone from the planet this very day, hour or second. So, how should we order our lives from this day forward?
We are commanded to redeem the time. Live each day as if it were my last is what I tell myself.
Set realistic goals for each week with the things that are priority where God and your relationship is concerned. Be filled with the Holy Spirt and walk in the Spirit and see how God wisely orders your time each day. He just might free up a lot of time for you by changing your desire to match more of His desire.