SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2022.
TOPIC: TIME MANAGEMENT.
Scripture Reference: Ephesians 5:15-17.
EXPOSITION: Have you ever gotten up in a day and it seems like you did nothing yet the day ended too early than expected? Our closet lives cannot reach the full potential till we know how to apportion our time. “Be balanced.” There are some youth
s who say if they get the opportunity, they would love to extend the 24hours. The usual anthem is that the time is not enough. As a youth, have you partaken of an examination where you felt that the time wasn’t enough?
Time management is the process of planning and exercising conscious control of time spent on specific activities especially to increase effectiveness, efficiency and productivity. If we are able to utilize our time well, there would be less excuses. We must be deliberate and plan out activities that would enhance our spiritual lives.
According to William Pickens, the best time to do a thing is when it can be done. Most often you ask a youth, have you done your quiet time, prayed today and the answer is NO. You ask again have you eaten and the response is YES! If you claim to be very busy then how did you eat. We must prioritize our walk with God with urgency and importance. We are able to watch movies upon movies, football, spend ample time with our friends but why don’t we plan our time with God. You can tithe on your 24 hours to spend quality time with God. You can decide to spend 1 hour each day with God. It is a period where you spend an uninterrupted time with God. Don’t be okay as a Christian without spending time with God through the Word and prayer. Redeem the time by applying yourself to the activities that would enhance your spiritual life. It doesn’t come automatically. As youth am sure in one way or the other, we have experienced a period we planned our personal academic timetable yet unable to follow? To be well balanced, we must strive to be disciplined and desire to commit. There is no time to waste.
Prayer Guide: Holy Spirit help me to effectively, efficiently utilize time and cause me to be very balanced in all I do, Amen.
MEMORY VERSE FOR THIS WEEK: Matthew 6:4: “So that your charitable acts will be done in secret; and your Father who sees [what is done] in secret will reward you.”