“Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.” (Colossians 4:5, NIV)
For the person practicing KingdomNomics, redeeming the time we have been given is extremely important.
We often hear in the world that “time is money.” Colossians 4:5 counsels us to make the most of every opportunity and to be wise in the way we act toward those who are outside of the faith.
We must act on this challenge because our loaf of time grows shorter by the day. We must redeem our time since our time will run out.
What objectives should we implement on a consistent basis if we want to make the most of our lives?
First, the Word of God needs to become personally operative in our lives. We should heed the popular saying that we need to “walk the talk, if we are going to talk the talk.” Another way to put it is we need to “practice what we preach.” We cannot effectively communicate biblical truth unless that truth operates in our own lives.
Second, we need to see tangible progress in how we steward our time, talent, and treasure, continually being transformed into strategic kingdom investors. We must be vitally interested in not only enjoying life now, but we must be interested foremost in having our lives to echo into eternity in a way that pleases our Creator.
Third, we should strive to be low-profile, high-impact players in helping to fulfill the Great Commission by exchanging perishable values for eternal values. This objective will guide us as we navigate through this world.
Progress in accomplishing these objectives will lead to a life of fulfillment here, and to a life that will truly echo into eternity.
Today, ask yourself:
Am I putting these three major objectives into practice in my life? Am I seeing tangible progress in my life?