TOOL OR MEDAL 5
Anchor scripture : So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. [Psalms 90:12]
Time is a gift, a precious one. Bil Keane reminds us that “yesterday is the past; tomorrow is the future but today is a gift; that is why it is called present”. Gifts are meant to be appreciated and put into good use. Therefore, “We must use time as a tool” admonished John F. Kennedy.
Time is one of the greatest tools/resources in your possession right now. We all have the same 24 hours each day; what makes the difference is primarily hinged on your ability to properly understand the value of time and manage it appropriately.
Time is meant to be invested, not spent or wasted. Understanding time is awakening to the reality that you are created for God’s pleasure, so you live every day with the drive to please God. Many people existed without necessarily living. They existed and died but didn’t live. Living is by revelation. It is doing exactly what God wants you to do daily. How is it possible to know what He wants you to do daily? Simple! By keeping a consistent fellowship with Him through prayers.
Has anyone ever left this earth with his/her possessions or titles? Is what you are born to do, not better than what you are trained to do? Is your gift not better than your skill? Is your God given assignment not better than your job? Are we not all going to give account of how we spent our time here on earth? Every moment is an opportunity to do God’s will.
Better is the end of a thing than the beginning [Ecclesiastes 7:8b].
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil. [Ecclesiastes 12:13&14].
How would you rather invest your time?
Decision: I choose to use my time to understand my purpose and fulfill it.
Further reading: Job Chapter 38-41
Discovery: The first most precise timekeeping devices (pendulum clock and spiral-hairspring watch) were invented in 1656 by Christiaan Huygens a Dutch polymath and horologist.
By Abims Saint