time is money

Posted: October 30, 2008 in Time Management

I make it a habit in my life to continually increase my knowledge in the area of leadership. One of the things I have learned while walking down the road of leadership is that if you are not a man of character, all is lost. One of the ways that has helped build my character is what I like to call “The 5 Tips of the Leaders Toes.” They are as follows: Time, Talent, Treasure, Tongue, and Testimony. Walk with these five things in check and your character as a leader will stand the test of time. Without them, you will fall. Speaking of time; I want to spur you on by opening your eyes to the cost of time.

Benjamin Franklin said, “Do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.” He further stated, “Lose no time; be always employed in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions.” King Solomon—the wisest man to ever live—said in Proverbs 10:4 “He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.” Jesus even said in John 9:4 “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.”

Suppose a bank would credit your account each morning with $86,400 to spend that day. Any balance left at the end of the day could not be added to the next day’s amount, but would be canceled. What would you do? Of course, you would make every effort to spend the entire amount each day. Each of us has a time account in the Bank of Heaven. Each morning God deposits 86,400 seconds in it. They are ours to invest for Him that day. When the ends, that day’s allotment of time is completely gone.

Our daily walk is made up of these choice seconds given to us by God. The important question is not the amount of time we have, but how we spend it. We must make a wise investment of it. Every day is ours to use or lose.

“Wasted time is more fatal than wasting money. For money can still be acquired, but time is gone forever.” ~ Unknown


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