Making Your Time Count

Making Your Time Count by Jim and Elizabeth George

Time is redeemed when you make the most of your life by fulfilling God’s purposes. As you line up your life and seize every opportunity for useful service, your life takes on an efficient quality. That may be difficult to imagine since you’re already so busy, but as you focus on doing the business of God, time expands. I don’t know who wrote this little poem, but it’s so true:

I have only just a minute.

Only sixty seconds in it…

Just a tiny little minute.

But eternity is in it.

As your heart becomes more dedicated to honoring God, you’ll reclaim, recover, retrieve, rescue, and regain the minutes, hours, and days of your life for His glory. Here are some tips to redeem the time well.

Spend daily time with God. Prayer and Bible reading help to center your day and heart, and keep your relationship with God a priority.

Use a calendar or planner. These tools are helpful to visually plan how you want to spend your days, and you can record spiritual, work, and relational goals as a reminder of what you are working towards each day.

Take time for rest. Know your physical, mental, and emotional limits so that you can live in faithful service to Christ, without exhaustion and burn out. Make sure there is ample time for nightly rest, and for weekly time away from the pressures and need to be efficient. Then you will be ready for another week of service and productivity.

RESPOND

Jesus, what a precious gift time is! Thank you for the gift of time to serve You and others. Please keep me aware of my stewardship of this great award. Help me make good use of every hour, realizing that once spent, it can never be returned to me. Help me to redeem the time and make the most of my life. Amen.

RENEWING RESOURCES

In Life Management for Busy Women, Elizabeth George shares the life-changing principles that God's Word and His Spirit have taught her, including how to take charge of busyness and find a balanced life.

REFLECT

What do I need to change about daily life to help me redeem my time? How can I find rest in a life of service?

REMEMBER

As your heart becomes more dedicated to honoring God, you’ll reclaim, recover, retrieve, rescue, and regain the minutes, hours, and days of your life for His glory.


1 Response

Gina Foster
Gina Foster

January 27, 2022

Great thoughts on time. As a believer I follow what you say. God is first in my life. I love God. We will in a dark world today and we need the light of God’s Word daily. We need to pray daily and spend time with Him. Sin and darkness to closed down with the Light of God.
Love Gina

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Jim and Elizabeth George

Jim and Elizabeth George are bestselling authors and national speakers dedicated to helping people live a life after God’s own heart. Together, they have written over 150 books with more than 14 million copies sold around the world. For over 35 years, the teachings and steadfast example of Elizabeth and Jim have helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life by focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s Word and apply it to everyday situations.
  • Respond to circumstances with confidence by seeing yourself through God’s loving eyes.
  • Increase closeness in marriage by serving and honoring each other.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of children and teenagers.
  • Enjoy greater intimacy with God.

Learn more about Jim and Elizabeth George here.

Jim and Elizabeth George

Jim and Elizabeth George are bestselling authors and national speakers dedicated to helping people live a life after God’s own heart. Together, they have written over 150 books with more than 14 million copies sold around the world. For over 35 years, the teachings and steadfast example of Elizabeth and Jim have helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life by focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s Word and apply it to everyday situations.
  • Respond to circumstances with confidence by seeing yourself through God’s loving eyes.
  • Increase closeness in marriage by serving and honoring each other.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of children and teenagers.
  • Enjoy greater intimacy with God.

Learn more about Jim and Elizabeth George here.


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