For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. – Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NLT)
My pastor had a powerful message on stewardship. In part of the message he spoke about being good stewards of what God has given us. He has given us everything – money, jobs, a car, a home, talents and skills. OK, I knew that. What struck me, though, was that we are also to be good stewards of our time. Uh oh. Hadn’t thought about that one before. I’m self-employed and my clients pay me for my time, so through my work day I am extremely aware of my time and how it’s being spent. But my “off” time is another matter. Am I being a good steward of my time? How am I using it? Am I watching mindless TV or have I spent some of that time reading the Word and learning more about my Father? Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 tells us that for everything there is a season. May this season of my life be a time that I will use wisely.
You are the Alpha and the Omega – the beginning and end of time. Thank You for making me aware that I need to be a good steward of my time. I ask that You give me discernment today that I would use my time wisely, and would know those things that need to be done today and those that can wait for another day. Show me, Father, how to use my time wisely. Be with me during this season of my life that I may use my time to talk with You and to spend more time learning about You. Thank You for being such a loving Father and for showing me in Your gentle way that You want to spend more time with me.
In Jesus’ name, Amen