“He made the moon to mark the seasons; the sun knows it’s time for setting.” Psalm 104:19
Making the most out of our time is a crucial aspect of life that many people struggle with. In today’s fast-paced world, time is one of our most valuable resources. Unfortunately, it’s a non-renewable resource that, once spent, cannot be regained. As Christians, we are called to steward our time wisely and make each moment count for more. The Bible encourages us in Ephesians 5:15 to “Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise.” This verse reminds us that time is valuable and must be used wisely.
Every day presents different opportunities to make our time count for more. One way to do this is by planning our day and setting achievable goals. When we have a clear plan in place, we are less likely to waste time on unimportant things or procrastinate on important tasks. Another way to make our time count for more is to measure progress regularly. This helps us stay on track and identify areas where we need to improve or adjust our approach. Likewise, we should make the most out of every moment by doing good deeds for ourselves and others.
Galatians 6:10 says, “Therefore, as we have the opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially those who belong to the family of believers.”
We should focus on quality over quantity by prioritizing tasks that will bring us closer to achieving our goals. Breaking down complex tasks into smaller manageable ones also helps increase productivity and reduces stress. Reallocation of time is another effective strategy for making the most of our available resources. As followers of Jesus, we have a chance to make an eternal impact. We can do more than can affect our nation; we can advance God’s kingdom. Through the power of the Gospel, we can exert an influence extending far past our natural lives’ boundaries.
So, when Paul exhorts us to “make the most of the time because the days are evil,” He has not given the follower of Jesus Christ an impossible assignment. If you want to make the most of the time, be diligent about reading your Bible and praying daily, then carefully examine your life to be sure that you are intentionally living for Jesus. That’s how to redeem the time and remember, as Christians, we have an advantage in this area because we have Jesus Christ as our ultimate example. Psalm 31:14-15 says, But I trust in you, O Lord; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in your hand; rescue me from the hand of my enemies and my persecutors. Amen.
Lord Jesus, give me the power to be wise with my time. Grant me the grace to make each day count towards advancing your kingdom in Jesus’ name. Amen!