Thursday, June 7, 2018

The Problem With Time

“If only we had more time”, which they say, waits for no man.
In this life we are given but few opportunities or a brief span.
To do all the things we want to do, yet we admit we do waste.
A lot of time needlessly, roaming aimlessly, a waste of space.
We all have the same amount of time, God left it up to you,
To decide what is important, what is meaningful for you to do.
The hustle and bustle of the every-day working life of today,
Leaves us but a slim measure of time to reflect and to pray.
It only fosters anxiety, to rush whilst watching a clock fly by.
It can cause you to make mistakes to keep up, or to comply.
Now, you see deadlines and completion dates not to miss.
They made us watches to be used to monitor our progress.
Beat the clock, improve our time, or be able to finish first.
The Bible mentions time in both old and new scripture verse.
It is thought that to race and come in last is really a disgrace,
But this is not what God’s word tells us about a Godly race.

Just watch a measure of sand dripping out of an egg timer.
It is the seeking of God with all your heart, our Redeemer.
And to builds up treasures in heaven, winning a new soul.
Our time is not in vain, for we have made someone whole.
If we compare our time with someone else’s, it is a sin.
When talking to someone about Christ then we really begin
Knowing what it is to win the race with time is but a nod.
We do not need to clock-watch for the time is truly God’s.
It is in racing to the back of the line that we truly shall win.
To show off our speed is not where it is really at, that is a sin.
The self-centred man sets his eyes on the finish line alone.
He should not race against another man, God is on the throne..
That man does not stop to help another, see if they are dong fine.
He rescues the fallen, and he ministers to others on the way.
That same man is last at church, helping to put things away.
He goes to the cross at the front to take time to listen and pray.

Thought: Time is a special gift because you only have a set amount of it.

Further Thought: Serve God by doing common actions in a heavenly spirit, and then, if your daily calling only leaves you cracks and crevices of time to fill up. “Use your time wisely.

  • Ecclesiastes 9:11 - The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong,, nor does food come to the wise, or wealth to the brilliant or favour to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all. 
  • Galatians 5:7 & 8 - You were running a good race. Who cut in on you and kept you from obeying the truth. That kind of persuasion does not come from the one who calls you. 
  • Hebrews 121:1 & 2a - Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith.