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Organizing the Inside – Day 320 Give Time More Consideration

15See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, 16Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:15, 16 (NLT)

Utilizing your time wisely starts with putting God first. Give God the best of what you have to give of your busy day. Time is more than a continuous collection of moments strung together to create minutes and hours in a day. Time is a precious gift and the use of it will either lead your life to prosperity or poverty.  The wisdom to know what to do with the time you have comes from the Lord. This present life is limited to the time you have to fulfill your purpose here on earth, and it is something of great value. As stewards over this gift from God, we have a responsibility to be wise and look to God for guidance about how to best use our time. Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom.
Psalm 90:12 (NLT)

How does one put God first and honor Him with their time?  One way to honor God is by showing respect for the time of others. Start appointments on time and end meetings on time. If the church bulletin says service begins at 10:00, then 10:15 puts God’s reputation at stake. Honor God’s ordained cycles of time.  Six days we are given to work, and resting on the seventh will cause your life to be far more productive. The natural sleep, rest and work cycle brings greater efficiency to the work you do. Try working when you are tired or haven’t had much rest. Are you at your peak performance levels? Take time to plan how you will use the gift of time. It can easily be wasted, but the wise woman makes every minute relevant to completing the purpose and plan of God. Utilize your time and you’ll add value to the gift of life God has blessed you with.

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Organizing the Inside – Day 260 Getting The Most Out Of Time

13Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” 14Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. 15Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” James 4:13-15

Planning how you will use the gift of time is wise. Have you ever looked up and noticed almost the entire day had slipped away? Have you felt disappointed when you were unable to complete all the things on your “to do” lists? Time is a very important part of our Christian life and whether we’ve used it wisely, I suspect is something we will have to give an account for. The compulsion to rush through to get things done is an extremely stressful way to live, especially if it is unending. If you want to make the most of your time each day, giving your plans to God is the best way to ensure a positive outcome. Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. Proverbs 16:3 (NIV) The value you place on time and the way you spend it will have eternal and lasting consequences. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad. 2 Corinthians 5:10 (NIV)

God has a timetable that we must adhere to. There is an appointment in time that each of us will have to keep. And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment. Hebrews 9:27 (KJV) Being ready for that appointment has everything to do with what we do and how we use our time on this earth. 15See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, 16Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. Ephesians 5:15-17 Knowing God’s purpose for your life will allow you to reach unimagined potential and accomplish more than you ever thought possible in far less time. By committing each day to God and submitting to His plans you’ll find the confidence needed to face the difficulties of today and overcome the obstacles of tomorrow.

If you need to refocus you attention to do those things that are most important to fulfilling God’s plan for your life, take time now to consider what needs to change. Do it now! By putting it off for later you likely won’t get around to doing it.  Make a list and start changing how you spend your time. Ask God two very important questions about your time:
1. What things are you spending time on that He wants you to stop doing?
2. What things are you not spending time on that He wants you to start doing?

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