Ephesians 5:15-17

When I was in my twenties, I would dream about all of the things in my life. It felt like I had so much time left – plenty of time to work for God and to enjoy my life. Now that I am older, I realize how easily time can just slip away.
At first you think, “a few minutes a day – it doesn’t really seem that significant”.  However, when you consider that minutes become hours, hours become days, days become weeks, months and eventually years – it can give a whole new perspective on time. Even while you’ve been reading this devotional, about 10 seconds have passed from your life which you can never go back and decide to use those 10 seconds differently.
Understanding the value of each moment, the apostle Paul urges us to purposely use our time wisely. In Eph. 5:16 (TMB) Paul says this:
 “Don’t waste your time on useless work, mere busywork, the barren pursuits of darkness. Expose these things for the sham they are…”
Are there things in your life that God dropped in your heart years ago?  For me it was to learn Italian. I have wanted to do this for years and always put it off. Only recently I have begun to take about 15 mins. a day and watch a youtube lesson on Italian….”Mi piace molto.”
What are the things God dropped in your heart or even revealed to you that He wants you to do?   Like most of us, you probably say to yourself…I’ll start that tomorrow. Yet tomorrow comes and then we say, ok next week. Then more time passes, and we find that, again, minutes have become hours, hours have become days, etc. Time just seems to pass by too quickly, and we begin to realize that our time on this earth is not infinite; that we are all given a certain number of days.  We can’t do anything with the time which has already passed.  But we can let today be a new day to start again, and resolve in our hearts that we will not get distracted.  
Pastor Keith