Don't Waste your Time
This past weekend, I enjoyed having my granddaughters Lena and Vera over at the house for a sleepover. The time together was packed with many memorable moments as we enjoyed special adventures together reading books, playing board games, doing puzzles. Before we knew it, it was time to take them home to their parents the next day. Lena commented, “We had so much fun GG, when we can get together again?”
For anyone who knows me, finding time to get together can be challenging. With working full- time, ministry, church, husband, family and friends, my days and nights can be packed full. I find that time is so precious and I don’t want to waste it. We are always doing something and we can either waste our time or invest it. I realized early on that there are certain priorities worth investing my time into.
The Bible says “There’s an opportune time to do things, a right time for everything on the earth” (Ecclesiastes 3:1 MSG). What are you doing with your opportune time to do things? Are you making the most of every living and breathing moment (see Ephesians 5:16 VOICE)?
My life may not seem to have lots of time for any one thing, but like the boy’s lunch (see John 6) God can multiply my loaves and fishes to bless the community of people around me. And with the left over pockets of time, I can gather up so that nothing may be lost and wasted” (John 6:12 AMPC).
With my pockets of time, I may invest in my Bible reading plan. I may get a few stretches in or walk around my work building. I may set up a date mid-week before an evening commitment after work to have some face to face time with husband before we are too tired later on. I may coordinate my schedule with our son and daughter to identify our next family gathering.
Whether the opportunities are small or large, we can make the very most of the time and seizing (buying up) the opportunities (See Colossians 4:5 AMPC).
Being a blessing to others does not have to take a lot of time, it might just need to be a pocket of time. So be sure you redeem your time and buy up each opportunity that comes your way. The time is ours, and we can invest it or waste it.