Ephesians ch.5 v.16 gives us an instruction designed to startle us out of our complacency. It concentrates our minds and efforts when we consider that we race, not only against the pressures of our own mortality, but also against the progress of everything that seeks to hinder or impede the expansion of God’s kingdom on earth.
Your time is one of the most important assets that you possess. As with everything else that we own, though, we are merely stewards of our time and one day will be called to account for how we used it.
It is up to us to invest our time wisely. It is our responsibility to learn strategies that enable us to work smarter and thus gain a greater reurn on the effort we invest in building our lives in a godly way.
Half-heartedness is not an option for success. Neither is cutting corners. We are called to be a people of excellence whose lives reflect the excellence of the Lord who redeemed us, gave us a purpose and direction and empowered us to demonstrate His wisdom and power in a world that desperately cries out for His intervention.
The good news for us is that we are not left alone to do this – we have an all-powerful equipper working in partnership with us, giving us grace to see His prompting come to fruition through our perseverance.