We will never get back yesterday or–even five minutes ago. Time is a precious resource because–because when it’s gone–it’s gone forever. We can make more money, but we aren’t guaranteed more time. The Bible says: “All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord remains forever.” (1 Peter 1:24-25) So, what plans do we have for the time God has given us today? If today is our last day, what’s on our agenda that really matters? While there are things we all have to do–to survive–the way we do them determines whether our time was wasted.
If our time is consumed accomplishing physical goals–bringing home a paycheck, caring for children, cleaning, exercising, entertaining, studying, etc., and is devoid of a higher purpose–then we are simply surviving. We were created for a higher purpose–to glorify our Creator! Our flesh and all its accomplishments will fade but God lasts forever. God gives us the opportunity for our frail flesh to make an eternal mark! The Bible says: “Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” (1 Corinthians 10:31)
So, what does that look like amidst the grind?
Well, we must gain His perspective and assimilate His goals into our life. For example, graduating from law school, winning my first case and building a house were amazing experiences; however, today I barely remember law school or my first win and I no longer live in that house. Out of the thousands of hours I spent on those goals–how much of that time was assimilated into God’s eternal plan? I can say without a doubt, that my greatest moments have been when God included me in His work! That only happens when my daily focus is on Him.
Then, for example, my law practice becomes my mission field because He gives me the opportunity to connect orphaned children with godly parents; influence addicts to turn from drugs to Christ; encourage troubled young people to find God’s purpose, etc. Or, when God allows me to use my home to share the warmth and love of Christ. Living in God’s purpose–I always have the time of my life and these precious times will be around for eternity!
Praise be to God who gives us blessings in heavenly places. (Ephesians 1:3)
From the book, “Essential Faith” Volume 2 available on Amazon by clicking HERE .