How Valuable is Your Time?

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Everyone on planet earth gets the same allotment of hours in a day. Why is it some people accomplish so much more? I think they must get up earlier or stay up later than I do. Maybe both. I am convicted by this verse: “Be very careful, then, how you live–not as unwise but as wise, make the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:15). This Scripture might be misunderstood by those who are driven by their work or hobbies. God didn’t intend for busyness to rob us of rest and sleep. Yet, He doesn’t want us to miss opportunities to help others either. I suggest two keys in time management: priority and flexibility.

Every day we have a time to eat and a time to sleep; a time to devote to God an a time to serve; a time to work and a time to create; a time for family and a time for friends. And we still find time to waste–time spent doing unimportant things–ouch!


Time takes on greater meaning when we have purpose. Do you know what your purpose is? A Christian’s purpose is to know God and to make Him known. Plain and simple. Each one has different gifts and callings, talents and abilities, personalities and experiences. God even uses the messes of our pasts to create messages for the redemption of others. Jesus said, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few” (Matthew 9:37). The harvest is the world and the workers are God’s people called to be His light in a dark world, to redeem the lost for His kingdom.


Heavenly Father, help us to use our time wisely and to accomplish all you have for us to do. Empower us with wisdom, priorities and flexibility to reach others with the same love you have given us. In Jesus’ name, Amen.