The Currency of Time

I don’t know about you but when I think about what I lack most, strangely enough, it’s not money or material things (although sometimes I do think of these as well). Yet, I find myself yearning for more of the currency we all have the exact same amount of…time. Regardless of our age, intellect, and/or skill set, we all have 24 hours in a day; nothing more, nothing less. So the only difference is how we spend what I would argue to be one of life’s most valuable assets. 

Between work, family, school, and extracurricular activities, we may find little time to eat and sleep, let alone do anything else. By the way, these are all good things (especially the eating part ;-p). The question I have learned to ask myself is, “Of all the things I’m investing my time in, what is making a difference in eternity?” Matthew 6:21 says, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” In other words, if you want to know what you truly value, then take a look at your recent bank statement and your calendar for the last couple of months. Simply put, we value what we invest in.

So what does this mean? I like how Psalms 90:12 puts it, “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” In Hebrew, “to number” means to allot or appoint. This is less about counting our days and more about making our days count. God, by His grace, will grant us the wisdom we need to sow the seeds of our time in ways that will yield a harvest of lives being impacted by Jesus through us

I’m not saying you shouldn’t watch your favorite show or spend time doing that hobby you love so much. What I am encouraging you to do is to ask God for wisdom with your schedule and seek His perspective on how you should spend the moments He has entrusted to you. 

I would also like to inform you of an opportunity to make a huge impact with a small time-investment in the lives of young people. As a church, we partner with two local schools (Live Oak Elementary and Deerpark Middle) by helping provide mentors for their students. By giving the proverbial “pocket change” of 30 minutes a week to a student at either of these schools, you could literally change the course of their life. 

To take the next step in becoming a Mosaic Mentor, I hope you will consider registering for our training happening at 1pm on Sunday, October 20th. Click here to sign up!

Barnabas



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