An Opportune Time

23rd JANUARY, 2021

Christ for Youth International

There’s an opportune time to do things, a right time for everything on the earth: [Ecclesiastes 3:1 MSG]

Myles Munroe once said ‘What you are, and what you become depends on how you use your time.’ Time is something that everyone on earth has been gifted, with the exact same measure. Each and every one of us, irrespective of our race, social class or location, has 24 hours in a day. But how you use those 24 hours makes you who you are and influences what you become.

Time is a precious commodity that we must appreciate. For if we lived in eternity in our current state, it would be disastrous, every mistake we made would be an eternal mistake! But God has granted us the construct of time, within which we can fulfil a purpose and learn how to live in eternity. Like the philosopher in Ecclesiastes 3:12‭-‬13 states; “I know that nothing is better for them than to rejoice and to do good in their lives, and also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labour — it is the gift of God.”

But can we honestly say we have been using our time wisely? To its maximum? If not, the bible cautions in Ephesians 5:16 that we redeem the time. Myles Munroe describes redeeming time as converting time into an opportunity to fulfil your purpose, or to design your days to create value in life.

Whatever time you’ve wasted in the past, forget it, it is gone forever. But you have the opportunity to redeem the time you have now.

To redeem the time, Myles Munroe outlines 10 keys; document a plan; establish your priorities; pursue your passion; protect your plans and prioritize; identify what you value; make decisions based on destiny; inventory your associations; review your investments; do not try to please everyone; forget the past and pursue and design the future.

We can use this as a checklist throughout the day and be conscious about how we use our time. Go a step further and be your brother’s keeper, turn to your neighbour and ask are you spending your time or redeeming it?

Heavenly Father, Thank You for gifting me with life on earth. Please bring me to a place where I redeem my time and not spend it aimlessly. This I pray in Jesus name, Amen.

Further Reading: Ecc 8:5–6 / Pro 15:23

Bible In One Year: Genesis [21–24]

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