Today, I wanted to encourage you to make time your friend and not your foe. You may be thinking, “what do you mean time? Are you talking about making minutes in my day a friend? How is that even possible?”
Yes, in a way, that’s what I’m saying. Think about it: how many times a day do you look at your phone or clock to see what time it is? Our lives are driven by time, and if you really think about it, time is the most valuable thing you own.
In Ecclesiastes 3:1, you see the discussion of time and season. In fact, this whole section of scripture talks about seasons and times in our life; but let’s just look at the first part.
To everything there is a season. A time for every purpose under heaven…
A time for every purpose under heaven. Our time has been carved out by God Himself. God is eternal, and He doesn’t move in time like we do. But, He has set aside time during the fall of man, to direct us here upon the earth (under heaven). How we look at and use our time will determine whether time will become a friend or foe.
Time can be your friend when you trust God in the time of waiting.
Time can become your foe when you worry about the situation in the time of waiting.
Time can be your friend when you give God your voice of praise in the time of waiting.
Time can be your foe when you lift up your voice with words of doubt in the time of waiting.
In fact, the aspect of time can be one of the biggest hindrances to our faith. Instead of sticking with God and His word while we are waiting for the manifestation of something we are believing for, we give up on trusting God and His word because it has taken too much time.
Partners and Friends, we need to determine in ourselves that no matter how much time has seemed to pass, we trust God! We need to say to ourselves, “I’m not moved by the measure of time, I am moved by God’s word.” We need to “draw the line in the sand” and say, “I am standing on God’s promises no matter the time it takes because I trust you completely, Lord!”