Making The Most Of Your Time

Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men, but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Eph 5:15-17 (NASB)

As my children grew up I began to feel that I was walking through this life without direction, wondering what God's will was for me. In time, I realized that God was calling me to write for Him, but I knew I wasn't getting anywhere fast. Day after day beckoning lists of never ending chores easily distracted me. All these things were necessary, but where did writing fit into the list of "must do's?" Most days writing didn't even make the list.

Then a few months ago, as I read the book of Ephesians during my morning quiet time with the Lord, Ephesians 5:15-17 lit up on the page like a beacon meant to guide me in the way I should go. Studying the verse that morning, I understood something anew about the wise use of time: I realized that I had been foolish by letting the daily needs of this world - rather than the leading of God - guide how I was living my life. Because the days are evil our time here is limited, so we need to make the most of it. Why was I letting te mporary concerns take preeminence over my time? I bowed my head and prayed that I would align my will with His and truly make the most of my time here on Earth by making God's priorities my priorities.

Oh Lord, in these evil days let us walk in a way that is wise, which is Your will.

Thought for the Day
When time is over we will live throughout eternity with the harvest of how we used our time

By Debra (Arizona, USA)