From deadlines to just the right words, timing is an essential for any of us to master. If we want to make the most of our lives, we will make the most of our time. How we spend our time is how we live our lives. Being that time is precious and a scarce commodity, we would all do well to use it wisely and invest it carefully.
How do you view time? Do you look at it like a clock spinning in an endless circle or an hourglass dripping slowly away? Are you conscious of time at all?
How would your life be different if you realized you only had 1 year left to live? 1 month? 1 week? 1 day?
What kind of deadlines can you set for yourself to help you accomplish more in 2012?
What kind of lifelines can you give yourself to make the most of your time in 2012?
How can you work on your punctuality this year?
How can you move from wasting and killing time to redeeming the time?
15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:15-16
Jesus lived an unhurried life and somehow managed to accomplish all that God intended for him to do within the 33 years that he lived. He obviously didn’t waste any time, although some may have wondered why he did some of the things he did with his time. He was able to see His life come to an end and confidently know that he used every moment to the fullest: sleeping, eating, ministering, hanging out, making a difference. He didn’t feel the pressure to do certain things nor did he neglect to take the needed time to mourn the loss of a loved one, hold a child on his lap, or care for those no one else cared about. His timing was impeccable…
How is your timing?
6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Romans 5:6