“See that you walk carefully…making the very most of your time […recognizing and taking advantage of each opportunity and using it with wisdom and diligence].”
Ephesians 5:15-16 AMP
God gives everyone without partiality the gift of time—and seeded within every second, He gives everyone opportunity.
Every day God deposits 86,400 seconds into your personal account called life.
That means, every single day you are given 86,400 opportunities to make a change, to make a difference; to make your dreams come true.
Every second given to you is pregnant with opportunity.
You have the opportunity to use every second any way you want—but when that second is gone, it’s gone forever.
So my challenge to you today is to make the most of every opportunity by maximizing your moments.
Your future comes to you moment by moment.
What are you doing each moment to build momentum in your life?
You won’t own your future until you own your present—until you own the moments of your day.
Take ownership of your life.
You can make every moment count by being intentional with your time—by deliberately taking ownership of each one of the 86,400 seconds you’ve been granted every day.
The precious moments of your day are yours and yours alone to steward.
Never waste a single moment of time.
Don’t let people waste one second of your day.
Use your time like money. Invest it in those things that will yield the highest return. Budget it hour by hour. Assign your time to activities that pay high dividends.
Be specific. Don’t spend time; invest time.
Invest your time in pursuing your dreams.
Show me the empty garden of a man’s soul and I will show you a man who has never cultivated his time.
Show me the emptiest hearts with the hopes for their future dashed against the rocks of bitterness and regret and disillusionment and I will show you individuals that spent their time but never invested it.
The poorest and most obscure have never invested time in building their wealth.
How have you invested each moment of your day?
What are you using each hour of your day doing? Have you invested your time wisely?
Pour every ounce of your energy and time into making your dreams a reality, because God has given you the resources to do it.
You have to invest time in everything in order to be successful at anything.
If you want to have a successful relationship, you must invest time.
If you want to build a healthy home, you must invest time,
If you want a healthy marriage, you must invest time.
If you want a healthy body, you must invest time.
If you want great friendships, you must invest time.
If you want a greater salary, you must invest time.
If you want a great ministry, you must invest time.
You have to invest time in developing your reputation.
You have to invest time in the things that will bring you success.
Invest time in writing your vision, developing your goals, reflecting on your experience, thinking about what you really want in life; in planning, strategizing, organizing, praying…
Whatever you invest your time in, you will yield a return in that thing.
If you invest time in nothing, you will yield a return of nothing.
How you invest the moments of your day is as valuable as the money in your bank account.
The secret of your success is hidden in your daily routine…in your daily habits.
What you do in every 24-hour period determines what you end up with at the end of the week, at the end of the month, at the end of the year.
“So teach us to number our days,
That we may gain a heart of wisdom.”
Use your time to determine whether you will be sick or healthy, rich or poor, happy or sad, strong or weak, employed or unemployed, educated or uneducated…time is no respecter of persons or purpose.
God has given you this day to use as you will.
Your destiny is attached to how you invest your time.
Where you end up tomorrow is based on what you do with the seconds, minutes, and hours of today.
Make every day count. Maximize every moment. For this is the day the Lord has made—and time and opportunity are given to us all.