The Time Factor

I remember growing up and having the “when I grow up” conversations with friends. You know, those conversations you have about what you want to become when you grow up. I remember a childhood friend that we all thought would end up doing great things in technology. Guess what? He is now doing great things in photography.

The reality is that only God knows who or what we will become in the future and that is why we should be close to Him. I am sure that we all can relate to having dreams about our future, however regardless of how many dreams you have or how vivid the images you paint of your future are, the way you spend your time today plays a vital role in determining what you end up becoming in your future.

To some of us, there is a level of certainty about our future, to others the future might be as bleak as muddy waters, but what we can’t deny, is the link between your past, present and future, that “constant” called “Time.” That is why it is important to use it wisely because effective use of our time is the difference maker.

Ephesians 5:15-17 says “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.”

Time is constantly moving and we are to “buy it” back which means to make the best use of the time that we have. The scripture says that we should not live life foolishly by wasting time on things that don’t help us with our future goals. It goes further to say that it is wise, when we understand what the will of God for our lives is.  Therefore, we are to spend our time understanding and doing God’s will for our lives. This is the guarantee that you will end up being and doing all that God has called you to do.

So take courage friend, focus on what you actually have control over, don’t sweat the small stuff and make sure that every hour is productive towards His will for your life, which is the final destination of our future.

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3 thoughts on “The Time Factor

  1. Bidemie Ogboru July 14, 2012 / 1:45 am

    Nice work Pastor Omo. God bless you.

  2. Maryam Garba July 14, 2012 / 8:37 am

    Thanks for this article Pastor Omo. It really encouraged me. Sometimes we take for granted that our future is the product of our present but your article reminded me that everything we do today is linked to where we will find ourselves tomorrow so we should commit our present times into exploring and understanding the Will of God for us

    • Omokhai July 14, 2012 / 9:56 am

      Thanks Maryam for the feedback, you are exactly right our future is a culmination of “todays'” that are trapped in time. The decisions and attitudes we adopt today will influence what will be tomorrow. Thanks once again

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