Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. (Col 4:4 NKJV)
It is all about time isn’t it? We need to redeem the time because we only have a certain amount of it allotted to each one of us. We all get the same amount of time to do the things that God has for each of us specifically to do.
We have about 75-80 years of life on this planet.
- 52 weeks in a year
- 7 days in a week
- 24 hours in a day
How are we each redeeming the time we have to fulfill God’s unique calling on our lives? How do we know if we are “called” to do something?
Look at Nehemiah in Nehemiah 2:1-5.)
- Nehemiah was heartbroken for his people. Ne 1:4
- Nehemiah had counted the cost of his passion. (He was ready to give up his good job as the cupbearer to the king to rebuild the wall for his people.)
Chuck Swindoll in his book “Hand Me Another Brick” quotes Alan Redpath in his book on Nehemiah as saying:
Let us learn this lesson from Nehemiah: you never lighten the load unless you first have felt the pressure in your own soul. You are never used of God to bring blessing until God has opened your eyes and made you see things as they are. There is no other preparation for Christian work than that. Nehemiah was called to build the wall, but first he had to weep over the ruins.
To redeem the time, we need to be purposeful with the time we have, discerning the best activities from the good. We need to do those things we are called to do. What are you doing to pursue your unique calling?
Janna Rust is a Life Coach and Speaker dedicated to encouraging others towards lives God intends for them. For more information, visit her at www.purposefulpartnerships.com.