Yes, you do have the time

Good morning everyone,
Our theme for this month: “Enjoy the journey by redeeming the time”
Our Bible verse for today: “Pay careful attention, then, to how you live – not as unwise people but as wise – making the most of the time …” Ephesians 5:15-16 (CSB)
Our thought for today: “Yes, you do have the time”
Do you have enough time? The correct answer is “yes”, yes you do. You have twenty-four hours given to you every day from God. If He wanted you to have twenty-five hours, or twenty-six, or thirty-six each day, He could have given you that many. But no, He gave you twenty-four and so, that must be enough. Yes, you do have enough time. And in fact, you have as much time available to you in each day as anyone else does. We all get twenty-four hours.
The question isn’t how much time we have but rather, what do we do with it? We all get the same amount of time, and then we have to make decisions about what we will do with the time we have been given.
And that’s where the problem lies. We all make choices about what to do with our time, usually based upon what’s really most important to us at the moment. You may think you don’t have time to exercise, but that’s not true. The truth is you choose to spend the hour you could have been exercising first thing in the morning in bed instead, rather than getting up earlier and exercising. The extra sleep is more important to you than the exercise. You may tell your friend you don’t have time to go do some activity with them, and you then spend the time mowing the lawn instead. Did you have time for the activity with your friend? Sure you did. But mowing the lawn was evidently more important to you.
The point is that we make choices about how we will spend our time, and then we have to own those choices. Typically, we excuse ourselves for not doing something by saying “I just didn’t have the time.”
Liar, liar, pants on fire. Yes, you did have the time. You just chose to do something else with it. The truth is that we make time for the people and the activities that are most important to us and for the rest, we make excuses. And our favorite excuse is …. come on, say it with me … “I don’t have the time.”
In Ephesians 5:16 the Apostle Paul urges us to redeem the time we have by making good choices about what we do with it. We will all enjoy the journey of our lives a lot more if we stop making excuses and start making better choices for how we use our time.
God bless,
Pastor Jim
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