If God were to play back a video of your day, week or month what would it look like? What would He find you doing?
My wife and I have been so privileged to be ministering breathlessly from one church camp or conference to another during May-June.
We enjoy Christian camps not simply for the nice places we go to or new faces we meet.
Above all, we relish the divine privilege to teach God’s Word, enter into people’s broken lives and bring them the healing balm of Jesus’ love.
A constant refrain of the Bible is not to squander away our one precious God-given life away.
Ephesians 5:25 instructs us to “look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but wise, making the best use of time, because the days are evil”.
The phrase “making the best use of time” means literally “to redeem” time. Which means that without God, we are compulsive time wasters. Without God, we are prone to trash our lives.
Perhaps, it’s about time you asked yourself some soul-searching questions: “What are some of my habitual time robbers? What are some of my addictive life wasters?”
Some struggle with fretting our life away with excessive worries or fears. Many of us struggle with gaming or pleasuring our time away in the virtual world. Most allow envy, anger or bitterness to chew away at us.
This is the sobering truth: Whatever are our time robbers or life wasters, we have no ability to stop them. Why?
Our idolatrous heart wanders restlessly from one life waster to another, latching onto a habit as the latest reason for living – be it pleasure or pain.
Only God’s redeeming love in Jesus’ death on the Cross can save us from wasting time and trashing life. In giving us Jesus, God shouts this message through his microphone: “You are precious to me!”
So because of Jesus’ sacrifice, we have no more right and no more time to live our own way.
Why not give yourself to Jesus and start redeeming lost time, love and life with God and your loved ones?