I spent several hours recently organizing some stuff in a closet. Now this didn’t really need to be done right now (if ever?), and if I would have realized it, doing it together with my wife instead of by myself would have made this task go by twice as fast (and we probably would have thrown away half of the stuff I ended up just moving around!) .
Then this week a friend of mine sent me this quote below from Andy Stanley’s book The Best Question Ever:
“Your time equals your life. You can run out of money, and still have some life left. You can run out of friends with life to spare. But once you run out of time, it’s over.
If there is one commodity we must learn to handle wisely, it is time. Think about it. You can make more money, make new friends, take more trips, maybe even have another child. But your allotment of time is inflexible. You only get so much of it.”
That closet didn’t seem that important anymore after I read this.
For a Real Christian Businessman, using your time wisely while you are at work is just something that you do. You don’t stand around gossiping about others, pay your bills online or balance your checkbook, but rather you are productive while you work. You allow that example to shine through that you are being a good steward of the time given to you.
Yet I forget about all of that sometimes…
Our time is limited anyway according to the Bible:
“A person’s days are determined; you have decreed the number of his months and have set limits he cannot exceed.” Job 14:5 NIV
As you can see, our limits are set! We cannot exceed them.
So let’s both use this a reminder this week to “use our time wisely” as my Mom used to say. (She must have been on to something…)
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