The sooner we realize that life is but a vapor (James 4:14), the more likely we are to make sure we are using our time well.
That doesn’t mean you can’t take time to have fun and relax. Rather, it means making sure you have your priorities in order. At the top of the list is your spiritual health. That’s because it affects everything else you do. When things are right between you and God and you’re spending time in His Word, that will help you align the rest of your priorities properly. That means caring for your family, managing your finances wisely, maintaining good physical health, giving your best on the job, and serving others in your church. When you’ve taken care of these priorities, you can be confident you are using your time well.
Father, do my priorities bring glory to You? Do they help me make the most of my short time on this earth–and of each day? Help me evaluate my priorities and quickly make any necessary adjustments. Amen.