Have you ever looked back on your life and said “It seems like just yesterday when I was young or did this or that?” But in reality, it was many years ago, yet it seems like not very long ago. The truth is that time is fleeting, and I have often thought, “Time is a bandit!” It steals the very thing we are seeking more of, more time.
In actuality, Satan is hard at work trying to keep us distracted by doing things that are not really important with eternity in mind. As the Bible says we are but a mist or a flower of the field that appears for a short time and then fades away. It is very important to remember this to search your agenda and make sure you are accomplishing God’s will instead of yours.
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.” As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil. So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin. James 4:13-17
The question I would like to ask is, “what are you spending your time on?” Are you spending your time doing the normal everyday things of this world or are you building up eternal things, working for the Lord? Of course, we have to take care of our everyday business. But remember that you will not take anything from this earth into eternity but those things that are done for the kingdom of God.
I pray that this message will help you realize what you have been spending your time on. That it helps you change your focus off of the many distractions you have been amusing yourself with and then turn and work more for the Lord. Working for things that will give you a dividend of eternal blessing.
I do not want you to wake up late in life and realize that you have wasted the gifts God has given you. Everything you have in life is a gift for you to use for His purposes. They are not primarily for you but it is a test to see how you will steward what He has given. I pray that you will make the decision today to put to use all you can for the kingdom of God.
The Lord is compassionate and patient, but time is waning. Set your focus on His will. To work for the things of eternal value and not of earthly value. Follow the leading of the Lord Jesus Christ and wholeheartedly walk the narrow path the Lord has placed in front of you. Seek to live in His righteousness and do the works He has prepared for you. Help others. Reach out and share what God has given you so that God may be pleased with the way you manage His gifts. He will always lead you down the right road. So you will prosper in the talents He has given you.
Jesus said, “For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.” Matthew 25:29
It is time to seek the truth. Speak the truth. Do the good works He has planned for you to do, loving and caring for the weary and lost. It is time to stop wasting time, this is the warning from the Lord. To turn from lazy ways of evil and sin. To repent and follow Jesus who came to save your soul. To speak the truth of the Gospel to all who may listen.
Time is growing short. If you are not diligent to do what God designed you to do and work for the kingdom of God. You will find that time really is a bandit and all that you could have built up in heaven was of no value. What you have done will be burned up. I am warning you this day to start fresh and work diligently to build up treasures in Heaven. Where the Lord says will not be taken away.
The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He will not always chide, nor will He keep His anger forever. He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His steadfast love toward those who fear Him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does He remove our transgressions from us.
As a father shows compassion to His children, so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear Him. For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust. As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field; for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more. But the steadfast love of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, and His righteousness to children’s children, Psalms 103:8-17