Maximizing God's Time
Nothing in our lives is more valuable than the time God gives us daily. Often times, we have been guilty of misusing and mismanaging this precious commodity. As we consider our lives, let us be more cognizant and intentional about how we are using God’s time; do not become tangled up in the web of unfruitfulness. Allow time to work for us and not against us.
In order to maximize time we must recognize opportunities when they are presented.
Blind Bartimaeus understood this principle of time in Mark 10: 46-52. While sitting by the roadside, he heard Jesus was passing by. He immediately cried out to him and asked Jesus to have mercy on him. Bartimaeus, unsure if this opportunity facing him would come again, was willing and ready to take full advantage of this opportunity. Despite opposition and ridicule, he was determined not to let this moment slip away unfulfilled.
In order to maximize time we must have priorities.
How crazy is it that we sometimes ask and seek for things that are irrelevant and, perhaps more compelling, unnecessary? In the story of Jesus and Bartimaeus, we observe that Bartimaeus had priorities! When Jesus called Bartimaeus to him, he asked him, “What can I do for you?” Bartimaeus replied, “That I might receive my sight.” His sight was undoubtedly the most important thing in his life, and he was willing to remove everything from around him that would hinder him from receiving it.
Take time to value time! Do not miss God given opportunities asking for things we do not need.
I pray that as you read this, it will quicken your spirit to realize that while we may have our physical sight, we may have been blind spiritually. Spiritual blindness causes us to miss opportunities because our priorities may not always be in the right place. Nevertheless, Bartimaeus reminds us that when we call on the name of Jesus, He is able to restore our sight and help us to live our lives on purpose.
Mark 10: 52 “And Jesus said unto him, ‘Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole.’ And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.” (KJV)
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Pastor Douglas Simmons