From the latest sadness that has struck our families in many ways, we need to learn the value of time! The word of God says that we need to redeem the time for the days are evil, (Ephesians 5:16), redeeming the the time means that we need to put value on it, time! We need to stop and think our day through and take an honest look at our priorities.
We need not wait until a tragedy strikes, and have to look back at what we should have done or even could have done. We need to act now and set priorities that have us looking at the most important things life has to offer.
The Apostle Paul stated in Philippians that we are not to look out for our own interests we are to imitate Christ's example of selflessness. When we are able to do that to the best of our abilities we find that we are looking forward and never back.
We are stopping and taking the time to love those who are close, weather it be a hug, hand shake, phone call, whatever, we are redeeming the time. We are making others feel special because we are stopping from us and thinking of them.
Next to money time is the most wasted possessions we have, if we look at it as a possession! Time is something, just like money, we have so little of and need to do so much more with! Our value system needs to change. If you truly want to be a redeemer of time you will take the time when you hear or see someone who desperately needs your time. Remember what is important to others may not be to you, but it is when we show them how important they are that we are willing to stop a moment and give them the time they need, is what will make all the difference in the world!!
We miss so much when we do not take time! The next time we feel aggravated because our children are tugging on us in the middle of dinner, or changing the oil, or even when mom and dad call in the middle of a great movie. It is then we will see where our priorities lay, it is then we will either redeem the time or waste it and lose a golden opportunity to show someone we genuinely care!