The Importance of Time

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“So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”

(Psalms 90: 12) – (NKJV)


What would you do if a doctor suddenly diagnose you and say that you only have

a few days left to live?

We would definitely cherish every single moment and not waste even a second to spend time with our loved ones. This is how precious time is. God has given man 24 hours of time a day. However, some people find this insufficient.

Every morning when we wake up, we would definitely think of the plans of what we want to do that day. At least, we have the concept of time – time for work, time for fun, etc. Unfortunately, we often waste our time and keep on delaying the important things. For example, we come late to an important meeting, or we spend a lot of time in something that is not very important, neglecting surrounding conditions.

Now, we are young and may feel that time is not a limitation. We feel that we still have much time ahead of us and there are many opportunities for us to correct ourselves. However, as time goes by, we forgot to correct it and when we are old, only regrets are left behind. This proves the saying “Time is Money” to be right. Time is as precious as money.

In the movie ‘In Time’, time is illustrated as the most important asset. People are willing to die for time, for without time, they are no longer valuable. The same goes for us today, we let time pass by just like that, without filling our lives with meaningful things.

God wants us to manage the time we have. We have to allocate time for work, to eat, allocate time to rest and sleep, allocate time to have a fellowship with God and spend time with families, to organize our time so we also have the time to introspect, evaluate and correct ourselves.

Thus, make full use and maximize your time, leaving no room for regret in the future. Have you organized your time very well?

“…redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” (Ephesians 5: 16) – NKJV

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