When I type devotionals for this site, I type them the night before they are published. Then I schedule them to be published the next morning. Each day when I type in the “scheduled date” it is a reminder to me of how quickly time goes by. I just typed April 20. It seems like yesterday I was typing December 20.
Think about this scripture…
“See that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:15-16
The word Redeem in this scripture come from the Greek word Exagorazo. Meaning “to purchase”. It means to purchase and make most of the opportunities that are presented to you. Ladies, I dont want to live a wasted life. I want my life to count, to matter, to make a difference. The word Redeem in this scripture is in the present tense, that means that we need to make this our lifestyle, to live it out. Unfortunately we get caught up in the “endure today and live for tomorrow” attitude. A survey that I read said that most people agree that this is their attitude. Do you know how many opportunities we miss out on when we are living just to endure the day? We are merely just surviving as we wait for a better tomorrow, better circumstances, and expecting a better life.
You must understand, that is the mentality that Satan wants us to have. He wants us to be discontent in our circumstances so that we are always waiting for the next best thing. All while we are missing out on the blessings and opportunities that are fleeting today.
We all have the same amount of time each day. 24 Hours= 1440 minutes=86,000 seconds. The difference is what we do to redeem that time. Like I said, the Greek word means to purchase it. You will either purchase it, or you will let it slip away. The opportune moments in our lives are quickly flying. The moments to pour into our kids, the moments to love others, the moments to share the truth of God’s grace with a world that is dying. Those moments will quickly disappear and we will stand before the One who created those moments. I want to stand before Him with no regrets, knowing that I ran my race well and will receive the prize.
Ladies, the days are fleeting. The time is passing. Don’t live a wasted life. Seize those opportunities to love others and to represent Jesus. Soon this will all be over, I long to hear Him say “well done.”