“See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5: 16).
An adage says, “Time and tides wait for no one”. Time is very precious and it means different things to different people. To a businessman it means money. To a civil servant, it means his promotion. To the soldier, time is safety and victory. To the preacher, it means the salvation of the never-dying souls. To the student, time is success and certificate. Many people complain of lack of time.
Time will never wait for you. Napoleon Hill said, “Do not wait; the time will never be just right: Start where you stand; and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along”. If you are waiting for the best time; you will never begin to do something either for yourself or for God.
In the management of time, an author says, “The things that matter most must never be at the mercy of the things that matter least”. This means you set your priorities right and ensure you work according to the order. Time will not wait for you, do something now. Stop procrastinating. Remember, if you spend three hours every day eating, and you live for seventy years before you die, you have spent 8.75 years eating in your life.
If you Spend another hour talking and relax, you have spent an additional 8.75 years talking and relaxing. If you spend eight hours each day sleeping and you live for 70 years, you have spent 23.33 years sleeping. Adding all these together, you have spent 40.833 years out of 70 years eating, talking, and sleeping! Meditate on this, plan out your time, and achieve what you must achieve before the time runs out on you.
CHALLENGE: if you must achieve anything in life, start now.
PRAYER: Lord, teach me to number my days that I may apply my heart unto wisdom.