When talking about stewardship, people usually think about money. However, money is just one of the many resources God has given to us.
Have you ever stopped to think about the fact, that our most precious and limited resource is actually not money? It’s true. If you want more money you can work more hours or get a second job, or, you can reduce your spending.
However, no matter who you are, where you live or any other factor, you can’t get more time; you have exactly 60 seconds every minute, 24 hours a day.
With that in mind, how are you spending your time? Are you making a mistake, spending it foolishly and wasting it on things that aren’t really important? Or, are you intentionally investing in the things and people that matter most to you?
Scripture tells us that God loves a cheerful giver. How might that be demonstrated in your use of time? If you’re spending time on the wrong things (or too many things,) you can become resentful; rather than giving cheerfully you may do so grudgingly.
In Ephesians 5:15-17, Paul tells us that to be wise is to make the best use of our time. Being clear about your priorities can help you to be a good steward of your time.
Today, write down your top three to five priorities. Then, look at your calendar. Make any changes necessary to support those things; choose to make those people or jobs a priority, by putting them on your calendar first. Then schedule other things around those commitments.
Someday, each one of us will give an account for how we’ve spent our time. Being intentional today, can lead to living wholeheartedly in the present -and to praise in the future.
“Teach us to number our days.” (Psalm 90:12)
- Alicia Economos (Founder & Director of Wholehearted Living LLC)