Prioritize and Get the Right Things Done.
You may have a To Do list with a lot of items crossed off, but did you accomplish the most important things today?
Do you always feel rushed, busy?
Are you hurrying through life, with never enough time to get things done?
The concept I share in this live FB video really helped me to have freedom and a more relaxed atmosphere every day.
“See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:16
The phrase redeeming the time is also found in Colossians 4:5: “Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time” (KJV).
In both passages, redeeming the time is related to wisdom in how we “walk,” that is, in how we live.
To redeem something means to buy it back, to regain possession of it. Time is a gift from God, and none of us know how much of it we are allotted. Only God knows how much time each of us has on this earth to make decisions that will impact eternity
When God says we should be “redeeming the time,” He wants us to live in constant awareness of that ticking clock and make the most of the time we have.
Rather than waste our days on frivolous pursuits that leave no lasting imprint, Scripture instructs us to be diligent about doing good. Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do.
We seize every opportunity and use it for God’s glory. We think through our plans and make sure they align with God’s will.
We can learn to redeem the time by becoming conscious of the fact that we may not have another day. Another way we can learn to redeem the time is by asking God to help us. We can start every morning by committing our day to the Lord and asking Him to help us do something that day that has eternal significance. By beginning our day with eternity in mind, we become more aware of spiritual nudges in our hearts.
James 4:14 reminds us that our earthly lives are no more than a fog that appears and then quickly evaporates. Our money and possessions will be given to someone else. Our jobs will be filled by others. Our families may remember us with fondness but will move on with lives that don’t include us. All that remains of our lives on earth is that which was invested in eternity. In the end, all that matters is what we did or did not do to redeem the time
Jesus taught His disciples the necessity of redeeming the time: “We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work” Jesus was diligent about keeping to His mission.
Do you know your mission?
Do you know your purpose?
Do you values line up with the way you spend most of your time ?