But I said, I have labored to no purpose; I have spent my strength in vain and for nothing. Yet what is due me is in the Lord’s hand, and my reward is with my God.
The average person lives 74 years. That is approximately 888 months; 27,010 days; 648,240 hours; 38,894,400 minutes; and 2,022,508,800 heartbeats.
What Is Time? Psalm 90:4
For a thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night.
1. Time is a gift from God.
I have only just a minute, Only sixty seconds in it.
DidnÕt seek it, didn’t choose it, But it’s up to me to use it.
I must suffer if I lose it, Give account if I abuse it.
Just a tiny little minute, But eternity is in it.
2. Time is valuable .
The clock represents our commitments, appointments, schedules, goals, activities–what we do with, and how we manage our time.
–Stephen R. Covey
The Value of Time: Psalm 90:12
Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
Things You Cannot Do With Time:
1. Save it.
2. Buy it.
3. Borrow it.
4. Steal it.
5. Manufacture it.
6. Modify it.
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
–Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Stewardship of Time: Ephesians 5:15-16
Be very careful, then, how you live‑‑not as unwise but as wise, 16making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
1. Ask daily, What is the best use of my time ?
2. Divide work into:
Priority A: Can’t wait .
Priority B: Could wait .
Priority C: Must wait .
Plan your work and work your plan.
–Norman Vincent Peale
3. Focus on doing the right things first .
Life is no brief candle to me. It’s a sort of splendid torch which I’ve got to hold up for the moment and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
–George Bernard Shaw