Time is an Opportunity & a Gift


God has given each of us the breath in our lungs and a certain amount of time on this earth.

We all have 24 hours in a day, 168 hours in a week, and 8760 hours in a year.  But what are we supposed to do with that time?  Do you remember what you did yesterday, last week or even last year?  We could never tell someone everything we did in the last 8760 hours of our life.

  • But there is one person who knows everything in the last 8760 hours!  God!
  • There is one person who has kept record of everything in the last 8760! God!

Ephesians 5.15-16 nlt






God has great plans for you.  God wants you to make the most of every opportunity even in this evil world.

I know it’s had to figure out what God wants you to do.  My son is in the 10th grade and has recently signed up for college classes.  He is thinking about what he would like to make his profession.  It is extremely stressful, scary, and emotional to decide such a major decision.

I’m 42 years old and I still don’t know what I want to do with my life.  There are days I am stressed, scared, and emotional.  I don’t know what I want to do with my life.

But my son and I can learn and receive direction from the same place, even though we are at different season of our lives.

The Bible and God!

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

Stop! Before you open your Bible or google your name on Bible Gateway, I need you to know something.  God will not have your name written in the Bible with explicit directions for your plans and successes.

Does He do this to make it hard on us? 

Does He do this to make us doubt?

Why would He do that?

For years I have wondered these exact questions.  But the more I read and study the Bible, I am learning even more.

He gave us the bible to read His promises, His laws, His commandments, His birth, His death, His resurrection, and His coming again.  He also wants us to read the Bible and learn from others who knew Him and walked with Him.    He did not give them His Plans in writing either .  But God did speak to some of the people in the bible.

But He can speak to us as well.  

He wants us to spend time with Him like he people in the bible.  He wants us to learn by reading what they did.  He wants us to learn by what He is teaching.  He wants us to see that He is good and He will provide.  Is the Bible any different than any other book, magazine, website or social media site you read every day.  You spend time with them.  Why not with God?  Spending TIME with Him is no different from any other appointment we have.

We just have to take TIME and SPEND reading and praying with Him.  

We need to remember He will help us discern what His plans are for us.  If we will PRAY  and  BELIEVE, He will give us what we ask.  The bible has many stories of this.  

If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” Matthew 21:22 (NIV)

In conclusion, I want you to take each 24 hours a day God has gifted to you and make the most of it.  He created you to live in the world He created.  He has many plans for you.  Do not be unwise but be wise with your time.  Remember it is a gift and can be taken in a blink of an eye!

Open your Bible and spend time with Him.  You may hear His Voice speaking to you!


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