1 year is equivalent to 12 months, which is equivalent to 52 weeks, which is equivalent to 365 days, which is equivalent to 8760 hours, which is equivalent to 525,600 minutes, which is equivalent to 31,536,000 seconds. Sounds like a long time, right? You’d be surprised. New studies have shown that the average person spends at least 11 hours a day watching, reading, listening to or simply interacting with media. That’s 77 hours a week. 308 hours a month, and 3696 hours a year. As marvelous and innovative social media is, I think we can all agree that it is the thief of time. Nevertheless, wasting time isn’t a new concept. It has actually been something that humans have struggled with since the beginning of time
In Ephesians 5:16, it states “Making the best use of the time,
because the days are evil.” What does the phrase “days are evil” mean? Paul is simply stating that the days (aka time) is short and evil in the sense that you will find yourself wasting these days by partaking in useless activities. Paul is trying to warn us by encouraging us to make use of our time has been given to us for the purpose of glorifying God in this life, it’s to have an encounter with God. So when we waste our time by participating in activities that have no benefit to us whatsoever, we’re not just wasting our own time, but we’re also wasting time with God. On the other hand, there are people who don’t really waste time but simply are too busy to spend time with God. They are also at fault. We all need to try our best to not get so caught up with our own lives, and remember God and dedicate time just for Him. One can agree that it’s easier said than done nevertheless we can all strive to dedicate at least 5 minutes everyday for God and God only. We can even dedicate seconds to God throughout the day, always calling upon His name and thanking Him. As time passes, you will discover that your relationship with God is not only stronger but fruitful, along with that your time management skills will improve. Let us pray and ask God to help us to use our time wisely and to be prepared for his coming.
James 4:14 Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring.
What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little
time and then vanishes