Time is fragile, precious, and in most cases is considered the most valuable commodity; worth more than gold, but wasted more than all else. Moses prayed, “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom” (Psalm 90:12). A good way to gain wisdom is to learn to live each day with an eternal perspective. C. S. Lewis wrote: “If you read history you will find that the Christians who did the most for the present world were just those who thought most of the next.” One of life’s greatest paradox is when time collides with a crisis. What do I mean? Well, we don’t truly appreciate time until something forces us to pay attention. I can safely opine that hospice care nurses would testify the number one request before a person’s transition is to have more time enjoying their lives and enjoying their families. David implored the Lord in Psalm 39:4 he said, “LORD, make me aware of my end and the number of my days so that I will know how short-lived I am.” I’ve heard it said, “Wise people make wise use of time.” The book of Revelation tells us that when we all step into eternity, time will be no more. But until that last day, it is God’s desire for His people to build wisely upon the framework He has given to us.
How we choose to spend our time will determine our success or failure; our work and our reward, not only now but also in God’s eternal kingdom. God wants us to achieve something bigger than ourselves!! Point blank, when we are good stewards of our time, we can achieve all God has for us to do (Psalm 139). Look at this way, although time can be measured, it can’t be stored so if you’re holding onto grudges, resentment, past pain, faults, indiscretions, and regrets…let it go and start living life NOW because yesterday ended last night, tomorrow ain’t promised, and today is your present from God so receive it today!!