There are exactly 1,440 minutes in a day.
There are exactly 86,400 seconds in a day.
Billy Graham says it well: “We relegate God to our spare time – but end up never having any spare time! Jesus said, ‘ Seek first his kingdom’ [Matthew 6:33 NIV] ”
Billy Graham also said: It is not just becoming a Christian; it is also being a Christian all the time, 24 hours a day.
I try to be aware of time. I definitely value time. I also waste time.
The simple truth of this matter of time, is that because my Savior Jesus lives inside of me, it isn’t mine to waste. So….those moments that have been all about me, and those moments that I didn’t seek Him first…those moments were wasted.
What are we doing with our precious time? 86,400 seconds…1,440 minutes. Are we seeking to do God’s will? Are we obeying that nudge He gives us? Are we talking to our Savior?
I strongly encourage you to get into God’s Word. The Bible is filled with instructions for living. Are you spending some time alone with Jesus? Those are large numbers…24 hours, 86400 seconds, 1440 minutes. Surely there is a spot available for GOD.
Our minutes, seconds, and hours are a gift from God. He created us. He gave us life. He also gave us the freedom of choice. There is that word that I seem to use quite a bit in my blog..CHOICE. God doesn’t force us to trust Him. He doesn’t force us to accept the gift of Salvation through Jesus Christ. He doesn’t force us to love Him. Forced love..forced trust…forced commitment or surrender really isn’t true love..trust or surrender anyways.
I am guilty of wasting seconds and minutes and hours. Once they are gone..they are GONE. I want my life to count! I want it to count simply for the fact of glorifying God. I don’t want the time in my life to point to me..I want it to point to God.
Every single moment counts for something. The person we pass in the hallway…do they see Jesus in you?..in me? The salesperson that makes a mistake or the waitress that messes up your order..Do they see Jesus in you?…in me? The car that pulls out in front of you or me…Do they see Jesus in you?…in me? Your husband, wife, children…do they see Jesus in you?…in me? That co-worker that just gets under your skin…does he/she see Jesus in you? And the list could go on and on and on.
It all boils down to CHOICES.
1 Corinthians 10:31 (NIV) ~ So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
Each second..each minute…each hour..is a gift. If you truly have a relationship with Jesus Christ, you also have a responsibility to use your time to bring glory to God. Sure, we have a choice as well. I know I have some work to do on this subject of time. It’s His time..it isn’t my time to waste.
Until Next Time,
5 Replies to “It’s Not My Time To Waste”
did you get a chance to listen to it–isn’t it great. we played that at my sisters funeral-great memorial
there is a song, “Seasons of Love” from the musical, “Rent” that speaks of the 525,600 minutes in a year. It matches great with this blog. It is very worth finidng and listening to.
Thank you! I will ck it out!