“Therefore, be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time. . .” Ephesians 5:15
One of the most important ingredients to success, real success in life is the ability to manage your time, to use the time that you have wisely. So important that Benjamin Franklin once said, “Do not squander time, for it is the stuff that life is made of.” And yet, many of us are doing just that, we’re squandering our time, squandering it texting on the telephone, or transfixed to the TV, or tweeting on Twitter, never realizing that we are wasting that which for all of us is in short supply. For as someone wrote:
Time was, but cannot be recalled.
Time will be, but may not be at all.
Time is, therefore use it best of all.
And so, let me encourage each of you to make the most of time that God has given you. Make the most of it, by setting the right priorities for your life [be focused], by striving to persevere even in the trials of life [be faithful], and by settling for nothing less than God’s perfect will for your live [be fruitful]. And you can begin doing so, this coming Sunday, by joining us for Bible study and worship.
“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful…”
Well, what the author of Hebrews is trying to tell us is this, that we can take Jesus at His word.
That when He says we’ve been forgiven, we can let go of our shame,
And when He says we’re a part of His family, we can be sure He knows us by name.
And when He says we’re destined for eternity, we can dismiss our doubts and fears,
And when He says we’re in His watchful eye, we can know He’s always near.
And so, the only question left to ask is this, have you trusted in the One who is true to His promises? If not, why not start the new year out right, and put your trust in Him today!