Time is my enemy...
Always has been. Always will be. Until time shall be no more. Hallelujah!
I am looking forward to the end of time almost as much as I am anticipating the second return of Jesus Christ. Because then I will no longer have time as my enemy.
Time is very sneaky. It creeps up on you when you’re not paying attention and then sends you into a frenzy trying to compensate. Time sometimes silently steals away and hides; when you realize it is gone, you panic and try to find it again.
Time is our greatest commodity, but because it is in disguise and overlooked, we tend to disregard it and waste it. Ask any mother who is wandering through empty bedrooms, wondering how her children could possibly be away to college, or married, or just left the nest to try their wings, when only yesterday she was watching them take their first steps . . .
I look in the mirror and see my mother (or, sometimes my great-grandmother!) and think I must be hallucinating! How did I get this old so quickly? My mind still thinks I can do some things and my body says, No Way!
Is there anything at all I can do to fight my enemy, Time? Yes! Ephesians chapter five encourages us to be imitators of God and walk in Love. The chapter goes on to tell us to wake up and let God’s light shine on us and through us, and walk through each day in the wisdom of God. By doing this, we will make the best use of our time, or as the King James version puts it, “redeeming the time.”
This phrase is also used in Colossians, chapter four, when the church is encouraged to pray, walk in wisdom, and speak graciously to everyone.
Jesus didn’t spend much time here on earth, only 33 ½ years, and then only three and one-half years of that in ministry training with the disciples. Yet, what He accomplished in that short amount of time is still effecting and changing lives today!
So, how can I combat time and conquer it? By letting Christ live in and through me! Every day. I must redeem the time, because we are living in an evil world. I need to begin each day praying that God’s love and light would shine and flow through me to those who are in darkness, hurting, broken, lonely, bitter, angry, rejected, and lost.
Would you join with me, my friend, and help me to fight against time that is flying by so quickly? We don’t know how much time we have left; how many more days before Christ returns or our own days come to an end. Please, let us work together, redeeming the time, while we still have life and breath.
Thank you, and may God bless your efforts!