We are limited on time, but time is a gift of God. We must use it wisely. Acts 17:28 says, “In Him (the Lord) we live and move and have our being.” We do not give God a portion of our time; it is all His. Faithfulness to God begins now in the time dimension. We don’t wait until we get to heaven to become good stewards (I Corinthians 4:2). Handling time is not so much a matter of time management. Instead it is a matter of handling ourselves (II Corinthians 9:27). That means setting personal priorities (Philippians 3:13-14). Establishing priorities involves decisions concerning what is most important in light of your relationship to Jesus Christ (Matthew 12:30).
The things concerning Christ are important to us. When people are not in worship on Sunday, it is not because they do not have transportation but because they have prioritized their lives apart from serving and worshipping the living God. Once we consider and arrange our priorities then we must have the discipline to order our lives according to those guidelines.
How will you use the gift of God?