Making the most of time
In the movie “Alice Through the Looking Glass” Time makes the statement we all will one day face “Tick-Tock you time is up!” This is a fearful statement for most because it is a stark reminder of what we know and see in the Bible that life is but a vapor, a mist. James says “You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” (Jas 4:14b) Time is something that we all desire to control yet truly have no control of for we cannot add a single moment, hour, day to our lives (Matt 6:27). When we are young we often view time as our friend, days are long and go by so slowly, then as we age we begin to see time as our foe, time moves quickly and we do not have enough of it. So what should our view of time be as Christians? Paul writes in Ephesians “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of your time, because the days are evil.” (Eph 4:15-16)
Going through cancer I have learned just how precious time is. I look back and see in my life that I have often used time foolishly and lost precious moments. Today I see time differently, as more precious, not my enemy, but when used wisely, God’s gift. Here are three ways you can make the best of your time starting today.