Our lives are governed by time. From the time that we open our eyes in the morning to the time we go to sleep at night we are surrounded by clocks, and calendars that dictate our activities. As each day goes by, we wonder where the months and years are going. Time seems to be speeding up and there doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day. My son Nathan said a few weeks ago, “I wish I had a clone of me.” Funny thing is that a few weeks earlier I had thought the same thing. How many of us have thought or said, “I don’t have time to get it all done!” But the reality is that God has given us enough time in our days to do exactly what He’s planned for our lives. Maybe the bigger questions are whether we are using our time to do our will or the Lord’s will.
I was reading an article that states that a person is clinically dead in the following time periods:
Brain Damage Timeline
- Within 4-6 minutes of clinical death, some brain damage is possible.
- Within 6-10 minutes of clinical death, brain damage is likely.
- After 10 minutes of clinical death, irreversible brain damage is certain
In light of that I was pondering the importance of time and how critical time is. Time is a gift from God, and He has given us the same amount of minutes in each day to use it to please Him and for His purposes. We each have 1440 minutes or 86400 seconds in 24 hours.
Since time cannot be taken back its important that we make the most out of every opportunity the Lord provides. Being mindful that interruptions are not bad, they may just be opportunities.
It’s important to seek the Lord early in the morning, not to fill our days with activities and just being busy. But that we are doing and spending our time wisely redeeming the time.
Jesus was given thirty three years here on earth and only the last 3 years to accomplish the ministry His father had given Him to do.
We see how beautifully He said from the cross. “It is finished!” John 19:30
Even with the recent graduation to heaven of Pastor Chuck Smith, we all have been so encouraged by the godly example and how this one man truly did all that His heavenly Father had given Him to do in the time allotted to him on this earth.
See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise,redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.