Topic: Avoiding The Wasters Of Time And Life [Seeds of Destiny Sunday June 24, 2018]

Scripture: Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:16

Thought For The Day: The best time to do what you are thinking about now was yesterday; today is almost too late and tomorrow is unthinkable.

Time is an indispensable element of life. To waste time, therefore, is to waste life. It has been confirmed that there are wasters of time and life. Apart from human wasters of time, that is, people who encroach into your time with the mission to waste it, there are other things that can waste time, and must be, therefore, avoided like plagues.

Now, let me give you few examples of these time wasters:
1. Procrastination
This is putting off something that should be done today till tomorrow. Procrastination is a waster of life. The best time to do what you are thinking about now was yesterday; today is almost too late and tomorrow is unthinkable. You do not have a spare life and the life you are living now is not a rehearsal for another life; it is the real life. The greatest wisdom is to do it now! Delay equals decay.

2. Idleness
This is non-engagement of time. Idleness is more demanding than diligence; Idleness is more tiring than diligence. A house that is not occupied would begin to crack; Lizards and flies would occupy it. It has been proven even medically that when your hand is not used after a while, it begins to reduce in seize. Idleness is a waster of time.

3. Plan-less living
This is a situation of having no plan for one’s life. Imagine a person who wakes up in the morning and has no plan or schedule of what to do for the day. Beloved, if you do not engage time, time will engage you in ways that can only bring regrets to you. If you do not have a plan for your day, you will run another person’s plan. To live a plan-less life is to be a victim of social vices like campus cultism, prostitution, smoking, drinking etc.

4. Undue, undefinable and aimless socialization
When you give attention to someone who has no tangible thing to say or does not respect your personal schedule, your time is being wasted. When you are very busy in undue socialisation, your time is being wasted. Everything should be done in decency and with moderation.

Beloved, my counsel is, do not be a victim of procrastination, idleness, plan-less living and aimless socialization. Plan your time and maximize your life.

Remember this: The best time to do what you are thinking about now was yesterday; today is almost too late and tomorrow is unthinkable.

Assignments:
1. Avoid procrastination; do it now.
2. Avoid idle and plan-less living.
3. Avoid association that will not enhance your life.

Prayer: O Lord, I refuse the lifestyle of procrastination, idleness and aimlessness. I receive the grace not to waste my time associating with aimless and unserious people, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: PROFITABLE USE OF TIME.

Daily Bible Reading: 2 Kings 6:1 to 7:20, Acts 15:36 to 16:15, Psalm 142:1 to 7, Proverbs 17:24 to 25

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