Do We Truly Value Our Time?

Do We Truly Value Our Time?

A generation ago, it seemed that nearly everyone had a grandfather clock in their home that chimed on the hour. I always imagined this would be annoying. However, I later moved to a home located near a church whose bells chimed every 15 minutes. I found it to be an excellent way of reminding me of the value of time.

Each time I would hear the bells chime, I would ask myself, “Have I done anything worthwhile since the last time the bells rang?” Most often the answer was, “No.” Rather than beat myself up about it, I considered it a chance to change my direction and do something more worthwhile.

See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. - Ephesians 5:15-16 (NKJV)

As I begin this New Year, I intend to be watchful of my time. I want to guard it from foolishness and try to use it for more beneficial things. Of course, I believe one of the best uses of time is memorizing Bible verses. I also hope to invest more time in family, friends, prayer, reading, serving others, and exercise. What would you like to do with yours? The clock is ticking on all of our lives – let’s live to the fullest!