Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 1TO EVERYTHING there is a season, and a time for every matter or purpose under heaven: 2A time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to pluck up what is planted, 3A time to kill and a time to heal, a time to break down and a time to build up, 4A time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, 5A time to cast away stones and a time to gather stones together, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, 6A time to get and a time to lose, a time to keep and a time to cast away, 7A time to rend and a time to sew, a time to keep silence and a time to speak, 8A time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace
There is a season for everything in our lives. The past few months have been such a busy season for me that I barely had time to think straight. Hence the lack of devotionals. I apologize to those who look forward to receiving them daily. However, as the song says, It’s a new season, it’s a new day…… 🙂
As we see from the verses above everything in life has a specific time. There will be times of joy and times of sorrow, times of sowing and times of reaping, times that are good and times that are bad, times to open your mouth and times to just keep it shut, times to be busy and times to rest. Regardless of what time it is in your life, that TIME is perhaps the most priceless, precious thing on this earth. I once heard it said “time is the most valuable thing you have. Every second you lose it and no amount of money can ever buy it back.” How true that is. There are many moments that I wish I could retrieve.
I have thought a lot about time lately (specifically my time) and have determined to make some adjustments with how I spend it. James 4:13-14 says 13Come now, you who say, Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a city and spend a year there and carry on our business and make money. 14Yet you do not know [the least thing] about what may happen tomorrow. What is the nature of your life? You are [really] but a wisp of vapor (a puff of smoke, a mist) that is visible for a little while and then disappears [into thin air]. Our lives are so fleeting and there is so little time to accomplish what we were created for. Regardless of what time it is for you, what season of your life you are in, I encourage you to make the most of every minute. If you have wasted the time you’ve been given, don’t spend another moment beating yourself up about it. Repent, move on, and decide that from this point forward you are going to steward the seasons of your life to the best of your ability.