In my sermon preparation for this series I came across the following thought.
“I would be more involved in church but, I just don’t have enough time. I would _________ (you fill in the blank) but I just don’t have the time. How often have you heard those words or perhaps have said them yourself? Today men and women are overbooked, overscheduled, and overcommitted. Not having enough time, that precious commodity that has been allotted to each of us to use, to do His will. God has entrusted us with 24 hours each day to use as wise stewards. David said in Psalm 39:5 “You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Each man’s life is but a breath.”
To the Eternal God our time on earth is brief, but He demands our stewardship not only of our tithe and talent but our time also. If you had a bank that credited your account each morning with $86,000 that carried over no balance from day to day…Allowed you to keep no cash in your account, and every evening cancelled whatever part of the amount you failed to use during the day, what would you do? Draw out every cent every day, of course, and use it to your advantage! Well, you have such a bank, and its name is TIME! Every morning it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it rules off as lost whatever of this you failed to invest to good purpose. It carries over no balances, it allows no overdrafts. Each day it opens a new account with you. If you fail to use the day’s deposits, the loss is yours. There is no going back. There is no drawing against tomorrow.”
God has given all of us enough time to carry out His plan for us. If we don’t have enough time it is not that God has not given us enough time, but that we need to make the most of the time we have. My prayer is that we will see time in perspective, an Eternal Perspective.