Life is and always will remain filled with mysteries, wonders and peculiarities. One of the most pondered aspects of life is time. As children our days seem almost endless, each filled with carefree activities, fun and laughter with little thought for tomorrow. However, as we age it seems the hands of time begin to spin faster each day and it becomes more difficult to find time to complete our necessary daily activities with little time or no time remaining for all those extra things that we wish to do. What happens? Does time actually speed up or do we simply mismanage our time? I personally believe from my own experience that often times I mismanage my own time, and often take on more challenges than I anticipated causing myself to lose leisure time, worship time, and prayer time. I have also discovered that as time passes I become more aware of the seriousness of life and appreciate it more each day. Often times I find myself browsing the memories of my past and measuring the days of my future, wondering how many tomorrows remain.
As I sit here this morning, yet again pondering the great mystery of time…I have arrived at a decision. I have come to the conclusion that we as Christians are allowing the enemy to rob us of the most precious gift of all, the gift of time! For every moment or hour that we wile away pondering the big question, “Where does time go?” we are allowing the enemy to rob us of that moment or that hour that we could have spent enjoying time with our family, time with God, time with our self, time reading the bible, time relaxing…moments, hours that will never return again!
The Bible teaches us that the enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy…and that he does in very cunning, deceitful ways coming at us as a thief in the night when we are unaware. But, as with any con artist Satan finds the most pleasure when he deceives us into sitting idle and practically handing our precious gift of time over to him! So rather than pondering or wondering our time away, let’s live life to the fullest and enjoy each moment, hour and day that we are given…not allowing the enemy to rob us of one more minute of our precious gift, the gift of time.
John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have [it] more abundantly.