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How much time do you have?

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Edward John

LIFE Outreach International

This is the key to life!

We must learn how to operate by the same standard as Jesus. We must learn to say "yes" to God and "no" to everything else.

We tend to fight battles that are of no consequence, beating aimlessly into the air. We don’t recognize our true enemies, so we don’t know what battles to fight. We must learn to redeem our time on this earth by choosing to fight the right battles.

So how do we know which battles are ours? How do we know how to spend our precious time? The Psalmist heard the Lord say, "I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you." (Psalm 32:8) We need wisdom to know how to use our time — wisdom that can only come from above. Once again, the greatest source for wisdom is the Word of God. "Take hold of my instructions; don’t let them go. Guard them, for they are the key to life." (Proverbs 4:13)

Time is short. In fact, it’s running out! But we can be Christians of excellence. We can be effective for his Kingdom. We can be consumed with a peace that passes understanding, instead of the stress of this world. Godly wisdom and direction will not only bring each of us more personal fulfillment, but it will help us better serve the Kingdom of God while making the most of our time.

This Week

Take stock of your days. What is consuming your time? Ask the Lord where you should increase your focus. Leave behind those things that needlessly bring you stress and rob you of your time.

Prayer

"Lord, help me spend more time in Your Word so that my life can be a double-edged sword. Divide those things that are essential from those that are not. Give me Your wisdom to make the most of the time You have given me here on earth."


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