Are you a time saver? A time waster? For whatever reason, time management and living single and alone don’t mix too well. Many single Christians, especially recently single again men and women, seem to be short on time. Many I know tell me the problem is they don’t prioritize their time efficiently. That’s what we call poor time management.
Maybe one of the reasons some of us have time management issues is because we always seem being pulled in thousand different directions by “things” or activities that beg for our time (yeas, I’m preaching to myself!) Hey, some of this stuff can be good and necessary, like single parenting, working, finding a dating relationship, serving at church, etc. But at the end of the day we wonder what have we actually done with our time.
Spiritual Time Management
Did you know that God wants His child to use their time on Earth wisely? He certainly does not want us to stress out as singles, but to have joy in Him as we our time for the furthering of His kingdom.
God’s word reminds us often about good time management for God’s the kingdom of God. For example, in our Bible passages of the day, Paul encourages us In Ephesians 5:15-20 to walk wisely/sensibly/intelligently (v. 15). We are to make the most of each opportunity to shine brightly for Him in the midst of a dark world (v. 16). Let’s not waste our lives on foolish pursuits such as drunkenness, but let’s continually walk in the fullness of the Spirit (v. 18).
In other words, let’s be constantly under the influence of nothing but the Spirit of God. Those who are full of the Spirit long for worship and they speak words and sing songs that reflect the heart of a worshiper (v. 19). In addition, those who are full of the Spirit show it in their gratitude, thanking God for all things (v. 20).
Remember that He is able to use all things, even the difficult circumstances and the times when we’ve been wrongfully hurt, for His ultimate purposes (Rom. 8:28). He wastes nothing in our lives, including our time! Let’s shine for Him!
Bible Verse of Day
~Be very careful, then, how you liveâ€”not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil~Ephesians 5:15,16