Redeeming time

posted on: 1.31.2012

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Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.
—Ephesians 5:15-16
Part of me wished I'd known how busy this semester would be. It's not busy-overwhelming, just busy-time consuming. This is what my life has consisted of:
I was chosen for a position at my youth I did not apply for (a total God thing I might share another time), I've been considering being a part of a group with an extreme cause, usual schoolwork & serving my family. And of course, the time I spend with God and/or getting fit is implied.

Emails have been left unanswered & this blog unattended, and for this, I apologize. I just finished Ephesians and my goal for the past weeks or so was to memorize Scripture from my daily time with God. This portion of Scripture is the one I'm focusing on this week. It really puts my responsibilities in perspective, reminding me to make the best use of time; to be diligent.

I encourage you to be wise in your walk today. Time is not by our side and the days we are living are evil! We are bombarded with things that demand our attention, whether that's our phones, social networks, relationships & church responsibilities. We must make an effort not to waste our time. Unfortunately, that may mean I may have to leave this blog unattended while I fulfill my roles offline. It may mean I'm not able to respond to my emails before their deadline because I have a homework deadline for the same day.

Redeeming time means giving up pleasure before the profit of opportunities.
Be wise.

20 Smiles:

  1. I know the feeling of "busy-time consuming". I think it's perfectly reasonable if you tidy-up your schedule to fit the priorites and important things and if some make the cut, that's fine too. May the Lord strengthen you to accomplish all you must do.

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  2. It is so easy to get caught up in things that don't matter. I love this reminder. I'm excited to hear about that opportunity you mentioned sometime!

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  3. I can relate. The verse in Ephesians is such a great reminder, thank you!

    Brittany

    buckeyebelle.blogspot.com

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  4. Always leave your blog feeling inspired and motivated :) Thank you!

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  5. A really timely reminder for me. The tip amount memorizing is wonderful too!

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  6. these are such wonderful reminders. i was reading the proverbs today and was reminded of how precious wisdom is!

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  7. love this so much! You're really inspiring! :)

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  8. I love blogs about Jesus :) and that verse is a really good one. Always good to remember Him in everything we do.

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  9. What a good post. And it serves me well to read it after a rough night (I'm too, overwhelmed with life)

    www.houseofhemingway.blogspot.com

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  10. Great post and so true!!

    Your blog is awesome, I look forward to stopping back!:)

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  11. Amen! Balancing my time is a constant battle for me. And as important as my online relationships/connections are, the people that I see everyday around me are even more important, and I know I don't always show that.

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  12. So true about busy time. This post got me thinking too!

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  13. Great scripture! I just started a new semester and I have a new job. So this is good inspiration! :)

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  14. i love this post. thanks for sharing.. i just came across your blog & i really love it. i'm following now!

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  15. I love this post and I'm happy I found your blog. It's nice to see someone openly sharing their faith online without the fear of judgement. As a follower of Christ, I always found it so hard to "make time" to spend with God. I would quickly read a daily devotional in the morning and then at night a chapter of scripture as I was falling asleep. I quickly realized that this type of "time" with God wasn't enough to make a change in my life and determined I would pray for 30-45 minutes in the morning and then turn off the tv early at night in order to read and fill my spirit. I found that reading a inspirational book at night has added an extra omph to my life. Redeeming my time has been a challenge, but the results are well worth it.

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  16. thank you for this reminder.
    xxo. Jazzie
    www.jsheaa.blogspot.com

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  17. it's always good to be busy!! as long as u love what u do =)

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  18. AMEN!! Great post....

    www.cancerinthecity.com

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  19. Have you ever heard the song Eden by Ali Rogers? Oh boy, it's so so good and reminded me here of what you said!

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