This month of April ushers me into my birth month and by default the question of whether I have used my time well or how I have used my time always lingers in my mind.
In my attempt to answer the question this month, I landed on my notes I jotted down about time management that I choose to share with you in a 3 part series so that we can learn or be reminded together.
Today, we continue with Part 2 which highlights why we need to manage our time well. Part 1 can be read here for you to be at par.
Time is the most valuable resource you and I have here on earth that has an expiration date. One day your time here on earth will run out and therefore you should live with a sense of urgency in all that you set your heart to do. Treasure every second you have, know the season you are in and know what you need to do, and go on to do it. The ability to declare the end from the beginning means you have to maximize your time now to achieve the end you desire to see. If what you are doing now is not leading you to the end you want to see in your life, then you need to redeem the time.
My friend likes to ask, “it does not rain every day, but the last time it rained, did you collect some water?” Trying to answer this question helps you identify how you used your time. You will not always be young or old or on that job in a given organization. A time or moment will come and it all comes to an end. Therefore; plant when you have the time to plant, harvest when you have to, make that phone call when you have to, and ask for information when you have the opportunity. Whatever you will ever be and you are at the moment all depends on how you use your time.
As Psalms 90:10 &12, “The days of our lives are seventy years; And if by reason of strength they are eighty years, Yet their boast is only labor and sorrow; For it is soon cut off, and we fly away. So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom.” encourages us, it is upon you to ask God to give you wisdom on how to redeem our time and use it to add value to life. Redeeming time calls for you to learn to move with and live life with a sense of urgency. There are enemies of time like procrastination and excuses, all of them will always be there but once you have the will to do what you have to do, you will do it. Learn to do things now, Run away from procrastination. The ‘Do it now’ principle is a timely nugget to run your life with. Do all you have to do today; tomorrow is never promised.
Abraham Lincoln once said that,
“In the end, it is not the years in your life that count, it is the life in the years.”
What life are you creating with all the time you have?
Dr. Myles Munroe also once said,
“You are not important because of how long you lived, you are important because of how effective you lived.”
This, therefore, reminds you that you need to live effectively whilst properly managing your time, the precious time God has allotted to you before it vanishes as stated in Psalm 39:4-5, “Lord, make me to know my end. And what is the measure of my days, That I may know how frail I am. Indeed, You have made my days as handbreadths, And my age is as nothing before You; Certainly, every man at his best state is but vapor”
Manage your time well! Make every second count!
Just to Note:
You’re better off starting a relationship with Jesus Christ.
I LOVE YOU!