Whether your Rick, poor, male of female, we all have the same amount of one thing-time. How we use it will largely determine how far we’ll go in life and in our relationship with God.
Imagine there is a bank that deposits $84,400 into your account each morning. But there’s a catch- it carries over no balance from day to day, so you lose every dollar you don’t spend.
What would you do? You sound spend every cent of course.
Each of us has such a bank. And it’s name is time. Every morning it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off, as lost, whatever you have failed to invest to good purpose. It carries over o balance; it allows no overdraft.
Each day it opens a new account for you. Each night it burns the remains of the day. If you fail to use the day’s deposits, the loss is yours. There is no going back. There is no drawing against tomorrow.
You must live in the present on today’s deposits. Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness and success. The clock it running. Will you make the most of the time you’ve been given?
Does Time Really Matter That Much?
Consider the following:
To realize the value of one year, ask a student who failed a grade.
To realize the value on one month. Ask a mother who gave birth to a premature baby.
To realize the value of one weak, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.
To realize the value of one day, ask a daily-wage laborer with several children’s mouths to feed.
To realize of one minute, ask a person who missed their plane.
To realize the value of one second. Ask a person who just avoided an accident.
To realize the value of a millisecond, ask a person who won a medal in the Olympic.
The anonymous author of the above words helps us to realize just how important time is.
Jesus told us to be careful how we handle our time, asking, Are there not twelve hours in a day [the daylight portion of the twenty-four cycle]?
If anyone walks in the day does not stubble, because he sees the light of the world. But if they walk in the night he stumbles, because the light is not in him. (John 11:9-10).
Time: It’s what our lives are composed of. Yet in this busy modern world it has become all too easy to let time, the stuff of life, run away from us. E-mails, new software, multiple television channels, cellphones and all the other products of our technological revolution that were supposed to simplify and enhance our lives seems to have conspired to strip of the time needed for the really important things in our lives.
What are some important things that you should occupy our time? Can you think of some?