Is Your Time Running Out?

Now that you have returned from the Feast of Tabernacles, what is next on your agenda? What plans have you made for your life? What are your priorities? What plans have you made for God?

We are experiencing death all around us – some close to us, others we don’t know. But what this is telling us is life is short. Our time is running out. We are given  2,207,5200,000 seconds to live or 70 years and if we live up to 80, it’s 2,522,880,000. What have we been doing with these seconds?

Psalm 90:12  says Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom

Proverbs 27:1 Do not boast about tomorrow for you do not know what a day may bring.

Proverbs 16:9 A person plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps.

We can either spend more time with God or less time. We can either do more work for the church or less. We can either spend more time with family or less; we can spend more time at work or less whenever there’s a need to. We can do too much of one thing and lack in many others. Are you wasting time? Are you maximizing time? Are you redeeming time? Do you care about time?

The Word of God is serious about time. It couldn’t be more serious. Why? Time is of the essence. Time governs our lives. We cannot stop it; we cannot slow it down, we can only make the best use of it.

Time is the only thing that you can never get back. Time that passes cannot come back. If you want to slow it down, you can’t. If you wish to speed it up, you cannot either. Every moment counts because every moment in your life matters. We may not know what a moment will bring, but we know that everything happens for a reason.

Time is the only dimension in which we all live our lives, and it affects everything that we do.  Have you ever thought about what would happen if there was no time?

All activity would cease, and there would be no renewal or recovery. The end of time would be the end of endings.

You can’t really know how long you have left on earth. You might wake up tomorrow and be gone for one reason or another. We should appreciate life even more because of this reality as we never know when our time will run out.

James 4:13-15 Come now, you who say, Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.

The Bible gives us much to contemplate about the use of time. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

Ephesians 1:10  That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:

So God has a plan to bring all things together in the fullness of time or when time has reached its limit and something needs to change.

What is this saying to us as we return from the FOT? Or just having heard the news of death among us. How did you spend God’s appointed time? Bickering, or doing something uplighting for another child of God.

John 9:4  We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work.

Ephesians 5:15-17 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

Are these days glorious or evil days? The Bible describes these days as evil. And as evil as they are, time is running out.

You look around and you see evil all around. We are in the midst of ongoing strife; social and economic turmoil;

Colossians 4:5 Behave wisely toward outsiders, making the best use of your time.

2 Corinthians 4:18 So we do not focus on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

We are all running out of time which means we have to make it right with God. Those of us who have made that commitment to God must follow through on our promise to Him. He has made promises to us and he will fulfill them. So, as we face these evil days, consider, and meditate on whether your time is running out.





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