Today is a new month and almost the end of the year. Where have the last ten months gone or the past two years?
Time is something that cannot be purchased. Everyone of us has the same amount of time everyday, yet we find excuses in how we waste it. Once time is spent it is gone, just as the sand in an hour glass dissipates into nothing and we can’t turn back the clocks, but try to flip the hour glass upside down only to live in the past.
“Redeeming the time because the days are evil” Eph. 5:16
Time means Kairos.
Kairos (Ancient Greek: καιρός) is an Ancient Greek word meaning the right, critical, or opportune moment. The ancient Greeks had two words for time: Chronos (χρόνος) and Kairos. The former refers to chronological or sequential time, while the latter signifies a proper or opportune time for action.
Notice the right, critical, or opportune moment.
I like to look at time as an investment because I can choose what to do with it or who to be with., and even help out with a good cause to help make a difference. I can also be foolish in my time being selfish doing what I want to and forget about loved ones and friends around me.
There is a time to speak and listen in the right moment. A time to laugh, to cry, to mourn, to speak, and to forgive.
I catch myself wasting time like watching too much TV, the news, sports, movies, hobbies, and social media like FB, etc. There’s a place for it, but too much and excess waste is not good. Just a big waste of time. Commercials and advertising consume such a waste of time.
God waits for each of us everyday to invest time with Him in an intimate relationship rather than a duty driven by guilt. The key I have found is to be self disciplined and make the time and priorities for what is important, rather than make excuses.
Redeem the ‘Kairos’: making the right critical, or opportunity. In the ‘fulness of time’ Kairos, Christ died for us expressing His love unconditionally to a hurting and suffering world.
“Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. Do not get drunk on wine which is dissipation. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ”.
Friend make the time to make a difference in these days of high anxiety and stress