Revitalize Your Time

See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as
wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.  Wherefore be ye
not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

Ephesians 5:15-17 (KJV)

Every morning, I receive a screen time phone notification.  Last week, I was notified of 5 hours and 38 minutes of the previous day’s screen time, immediately I felt guilty for spending too much time on the internet.  I was constantly feeling that I was busy all the time and felt like I was not getting the important things done.  I am not saying that the internet is bad, however, I was reminded to set boundaries and prioritize my day to what really matters. Ephesians 5:15-17 teaches us Biblical time management and it is an important part of growing stronger and closer to God.

In the verse, Paul said to walk circumspectly. How do we walk circumspectly? As stated, Not as fools, for a fool is a person who acts unwisely without reason for why they behave as they do.  Rather we should walk wise, meaning to choose our steps carefully.  Walking with honor, courage, purpose, and attentiveness because there are pitfalls all around us.  How do you
redeem time?  There are 86,400 seconds in a day, redeeming time means to invest it wisely.  Paul says, if you are not careful with how you spend your time, you will soon be doing what is evil.  When you redeem time, it means that you know what your priorities are and how best to use your time.  Time is a precious commodity, we each have the same amount and can’t purchase any more in a day—make every second count.

In this text, Paul answers two questions, how do we walk circumspectly? And how do we redeem time? The answer is, by
knowing God’s will.  God’s will for our lives has reason and purpose. In knowing God’s will, we must learn to walk, dream, think and rest with God.

I have taken ownership in prioritizing my time by asking myself, “What do I need to give up, so that I can go up?” And adding these scriptures for making wise decisions:

1.     Evaluate how you use your time

2.     Define priorities (Colossians 3: 1-2)

3.     Make Plans (Proverbs 21:5)

4.     Seek God first every day (Matthew 6:33)

5.     Do not be lazy (Proverbs 14:23)

It is important to strive to be good stewards and take charge of time.
If you fail to manage your time, somebody else will.

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One thought on “Revitalize Your Time

  1. I thank the Good Lord for the word through you, for us all. God bless you always. Love you!
    Blessings Blessings Blessings..

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