Ephesians 5:16 Making the best use of time, because the days are evil.
Psalm 90:12 So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.
Life moves quickly. Just think about how quickly we have arrived in October, and Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner. There is no going back in time, but there are redo’s, that happens when you rediscover the importance of time. Being cognizant of time keeps you on your toes, and helps to bring everything into perspective.
To accomplish anything in life, you first have to appreciate the gift of time. Time is like a gold nugget whose value is on display, if used correctly. However if the owner does not understand the value of the nugget, it will be thrown into a drawer or box as a keepsake, instead of having it strategically placed into a ring setting, necklace, bracelet, or better yet, gifting it to someone special.
Diamonds are special for many reasons. They are admired for their beauty, and their reputation for being the symbol of faithfulness, love, and purity precedes it. Did you know that a diamond can only be scratched by another diamond? That is how powerful a diamond is, and there are no two diamonds that are alike. Similarly, and exactly how important every day of your life is. It’s important to note that everyday has it’s own unique purpose, which means that you should avoid setting your tomorrows to auto-pilot, assuming that they will automatically produce exactly what your yesterdays did.
With that analogy in mind, think about how special you are to God, and how important utilizing every moment of your day is to God, which should be equally as important to you. That simply means that you don’t spend time wasting words, or sleeping the day away, rather using every moment being grateful, and working on your next vision, while reflecting on how special you are to God.
Wasting valuable time gossiping, exacting revenge on your enemies, being bitter, holding unforgiveness in your heart, or anything that seeks to suffocate your peace, is a absolute waste of your time and resources.
The first words that you speak upon rising in the morning are likely the same content that will manifest itself throughout your day, so use your words wisely, and take mental breaks, not mental vacations. Your time is a gem, and just like the diamond, it can be lost, misplaced, or devalued when you don’t understand it’s purpose.
James 4:14 Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.
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