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The cure for wasting time

One of the most useful required training sessions I’ve attended was training in using a planner. It involved more than just the use of a particular format. It involved learning to assess values and prioritize time investments. It was more of a life-training session than just a planner course.

For years I implemented the program, and I saw good results from active attention in the use of my time. Time is a limited resource. We “spend” time for a return. What we value reflects in the way we spend our time. Hopefully we choose wisely.

Moses, Paul and James each commented about wise choices and the use of time. They saw the need to view time spent in this life as an investment in the life to come. In Psalm 90:10-12 we read Moses’ words, “As for the days of our life, they contain seventy years, or if due to strength eighty years. Yet their pride is but labor and sorrow; For soon it is gone and we fly away. Who understands the power of Your anger and Your fury, according to the fear that is due You? So, teach us to number our days, that we may present to You a heart of wisdom.” (NASB)

Paul wrote to his contemporaries, “Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil.” (Ephesians 5:15,16 NASB)

Moses notes it’s our responsibility to properly assess our values, because how we use our life is going to be an accountability issue; we are accountable to God. Paul points out that it takes wisdom to know the right choices, to know how to recognize right priorities. And James explains that we can personally get that wisdom directly from God. (See James 1:5)

If we neglect their advice, our failure to plan has predictable results.


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