Making the most of today
Imagine there is a bank that credits your account each morning with $86,400, then at the end of every day the bank deletes whatever remaining balance you failed to use during the day.
What would you do with the money?
There is a bank called 'Time'. Each morning you are credited with 86,400 seconds (24 hours) to spend however you please, and each night whatever amount that not invested in a good purpose is written off.
This means we must use our time wisely.
You can't draw more time out for 'tomorrow'; you can only live in the present on today's deposit. Invest it wisely. The clock is running, make the most of every day.
What is a wise investment?
In a lifetime the average person will spend 25 years sleeping, 10.3 years at work, 9.1 years watching TV, 1.1 years cleaning and 92 days on the toilet, according to calculations done by wikibrains.com.
It is crazy to think that we could spend more time cleaning and sitting on the toilet than we do thinking about our purpose in life and what happens after we die.
Most people spend a considerable amount of years working to earn money to buy nice things but when we die what do we take with us?
If a heaven and hell exists, have you really considered where you will end up for eternity?
God is the One who sees and knows all that we do, whether good or bad. "Teach us to number our days," says Psalm 90, verse 12, "that we may gain a heart of wisdom."
God doesn't give us time so we can earn His favour, or use it to secure a place in heaven – the gift of salvation by faith in Jesus Christ is free.
Using time wisely means pursuing God, believing in Jesus and understanding His will and purpose for our lives. It will involve loving and serving others like Jesus does. It will involve living lives which give glory to God.
I encourage you not to take time for granted. Remember the clock is ticking ... make the most of your time! ?