How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flown. How did it get so late so soon? – Dr Seus
How often do we regret that we didn’t spend our time wisely? How often do we dream: if only we could amend things we did or didn’t do long ago? The older we get, the longer and thicker are the shadows of the past. Most of us always seem to be busy. We’re always in a hurry. We walk fast, talk fast, and even eat fast. After we eat, all too often, we stand up and say, “Excuse me, I have to run.” The Apostle Paul presents important lessons that we need to consider. Our time on earth is limited. Let us rather develop a heart of wisdom, not counting on tomorrow, because tomorrow may not come for you or me. All we have is right now. So, our time on this earth is valuable because it is very limited.
Let us make the most of every opportunity. We see that Paul gives us a reason, “because the days are evil.” One thing that the devil does is that he tries to rob and steal our time from us as it is a very precious possession.
Think of the time wasted in bars or in gambling casinos or in shallow affairs. Time wasted in gossiping or spreading rumours. We are overloaded with commitments. We’ve committed ourselves to go here and there, to take part in this activity and that social function. We have an overload of work. We get up early, fight traffic, and sometimes experience intolerable working conditions.
We do want to make the most of every opportunity, so what are we to do? First of all, establish your priorities. Allow God to be part of your life, to be at the centre. This will affect your decisions, your scheduling, your relationship with others and your whole outlook on life. Spend time with your family, your husband, or wife and children. These are precious moments. Learn how to live today. Yesterday has gone; tomorrow is only in hope and that is why today is called a gift. Unwrap it wisely.
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Be very careful, then, how you live not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is