Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Watch Your Step

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise,
(Ephesians 5:15 – ESV)

Have you ever wondered where all your time went? With so many things vying for our attention, it can be easy to become overwhelmed and fail to maintain our lives, let alone progress into any meaningful advancement. If you are going to be effective with your life, you must learn to be more selective with your life. You must manage your time, work with it and make it work for you, for God’s glory. The problem is not the clock or calendar but our use of what we have.

We can honor the time God has given us by searching our steps. This verse teaches us, among other things, that we must examine and evaluate the use of our time. We don’t all have the same amount of talent, or treasure, or timing (opportunity), but in each day, we all have the same amount of time. That being true, why do some people get more accomplished with theirs? It is mostly about proper stewardship. If you do well with your time you will find your timing will be improved. In other words, doors of opportunity will open up because you will now realize they are there. If you are not careful with your time, you will end up wasting it.

We can honor the time God has given us by watching our walk. Walking carefully, or circumspectly, is about more than your own walk. It is also about how others are seeing your walk. Colossians 4:5 – Conduct yourselves wisely toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. If you walk carefully perhaps others will consider their walk more carefully. For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps (1 Peter 2:21). If not, your “liberty of conscience” may be the banana peel that causes someone to slip down the road to hell.

“Living For Today With An Eye For Tomorrow”©


MrsEvenSo... said...

So many things can "take" use of our time if we're not mindful of them. Thanks for the reminder.

Even So... said...

If we watched our walk as much as we watch the clock we would be right on God's timetable more often...