If today someone deposited $86,400 dollars into your bank account with instructions that you either use it or lose it, what would you do? If at the end of the day you still had $20,000 in the account, could you afford to waive it good-bye?
What if $86,400 was deposited into your bank account everyday hereafter under the same scenario? Whatever you didn’t use would be taken away at the end of the day. How would you plan your life thereafter? Would you see to it that the entire $86,400 is used or invested each day instead of taken away at the end of the day? Could you choose to either use it or lose it?
Coincidentally isn’t the time in our life just as valuable? There is 86,400 seconds in a twenty-four hour day. Are we not given this time each day to use and invest accordingly? Whatever time we don’t use. we lose. So this begs the question, how do we invest the time in our life? Do we squander the time away? Do we waste the time on unproductive projects? Do we find ourselves working on unimportant assignments?
Somewhere in our lives, we were probably introduced to the 80/20 concept. Simply stated, we produce approximately eighty percent of the results in our life from twenty percent of the activities. Likewise, with the remaining twenty percent of results, we produce with approximately the other eighty percent of the activities. Understanding this principle, wouldn’t we try to focus on the first scenario?
Suppose we write out what is important in our life, including our personal mission statement, and then proceed to select which activities would give us the greatest payback to achieve the desired results we want. Some people could have this exercise made over night and be living totally focused the next day. Others however may take a few extra days of planning and prayer to start the journey. Either way, after we start there is no going back. When one becomes focus on purpose, one begins to use every resource at one’s disposal to accomplish their goals. Typically, our mission takes on intense concentration, focus, and passion. We can’t slow down if we wanted to because we have made the commitment to make a difference for the Kingdom of God. We know God is with us. We know our hearts and desires are true and pure. We know our motivation is godly. We know whatever difficulties come our way, God will give us the inner peace and comfort through the Holy Spirit. We won’t let up, because we are on Kingdom business. We are disciples of His with a mission. His missions don’t fail. Ours may fail, but when aligned with God’s, look out!
Our Eternal Dad, thank you for creating us and preparing us for eternity! Thank you for answering our prayers in regards to managing the time in our life. Help us always to redeem each minute. Help us to focus our attention on all the important areas of our life. Help us to focus on you, our health, our family relationships, our time being productive at work without wasting the day away.
Our time is yours. You have redeemed us. You have redeemed our time. Help us use each minute of every hour glorifying you through our actions, thoughts, and accomplishments. Let your name be praised every minute of every day.
Thank you Jesus. Amen.