So be careful how you live, not as fools but as those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity for doing good in these evil days. Ephesians 5:15-16

This truly is one of my favorite verses in the Bible. It is so good at keeping life and time in perspective. Since time is one thing we never get a second chance to use and it is so unpredictable we should always place it in proper perspective.
Sometimes time seems to move so slowly while other times it seems to fly by. Then there are those times we can get in a rut and one day seems pretty much like the last one. We may not think our future looks all that promising if we see the same pattern day after day. However we must realize every dawn is another chapter of our future. We have choices about how we spend our time.
Have you ever thought maybe that is the problem? We think of it as our time when we should be thinking of it as HIS time. Are we wasting our time, or are we investing God’s? it? Are we making the most of every opportunity “redeeming the time” as the King James Bible words it?
Our answers to these questions give us insight as to how we are preparing for the future. We know that what we did when we were kids has had a big impact on our lives today. But our lives are not over. What we do today will influence our future—and everyone around us—either for good or for evil. Our future depends on the choices we make and on how we invest time today.
British author Charles Reade wrote these profound words: Sow a thought, and you reap an act; Sow an act, and you reap a habit; Sow a habit, and you reap a character; Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.
What thoughts are we sowing? What are we doing today to reap a right habit? We can “cash in” the time and make it work for the glory of God and His Kingdom. So, no matter how much time we have left, let’s invest HIS time for HIS glory.
In His Service,
Eric Barnes