Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. (Colossians 4:5, NIV)
Making the most of the time we have been given is extremely important. Each one of us has been given a loaf of time. And that loaf grows shorter each day. We must thoughtfully decide what to do with each slice of time that we have.
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 cannot effectively communicate biblical truth unless that truth operates in our own lives.
Second, we need to see visible progress in how we steward our time, talent, and treasure, continually being transformed by the Holy Spirit into strategic kingdom investors. We must be interested in not only enjoying life now, but also in having our lives echo into eternity in a way that pleases our heavenly Father.
Third, we should strive to be low-profile, high-impact players in helping to fulfill the Great Commission. We want to actively be converterlating our perishable resources into eternal treasure.
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:In what ways am I using my time, talent, and treasure on endeavors that matter most?