So be careful how you live. Don't live like ignorant people, but like wise people. Make good use of every opportunity you have, because these are evil days. (Ephesians 5:15-16)
A few weeks ago I was doing a study with the residents in Teen Challenge about being a manager for God. I told them that I was going to give them each £525,600. They had 24 hours to spend every penny of the money; they couldn’t keep any of it or save any of it. Every penny had to go. What would they do with it?
Interestingly, each of them wanted to help others with at least some, if not all of their £525,600. One man wanted to open a homeless shelter while another wanted to provide for his family. None of them wasted any of their cash. I was pleasantly surprised at their genuine thoughtfulness.
However, I wasn’t actually trying to teach them the importance of managing money, I was trying to show them the importance of managing time. You see, every day in life, God gives us 525,600 seconds. It’s ours to manage. It’s our to decide how we will use every one of these seconds. As Nicky Gumble says; “Time is your most valuable possession. You can get more money but you cannot get more time.” I agree.
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