The value of time


One thing is for certain, no matter who we are or how rich we may become; successful or not, we all have one thing in common; that is time. It might be determined differently because of many factors or the consistencies of how you choose to use it. However, we are all blessed with a gift so precious that many who have passed this way would wish they had more time to do the things they planned! With this pledge, “if I had to do all over again, I would do things differently. I would make better use of it.” The moment of truth comes when we are left in limbo and time runs out without accomplishing our goals or dreams. How frustrating it is to think that we live our lives always procrastinating thinking that some day we will fulfill our dreams. It is said; “time waits for no man.” Don’t be caught in the trap of time inefficiency or insufficiency. Time is precious, neglecting it will always lead to regret.

I often hear people say, “I have time, I am young and the world is not getting away.” Those are trifle words of fruitlessness! If we fail to accomplish what we were created to do, we will spend the rest of our lives regretting those moments when we would have been happy living out our dreams and true potentials. It’s never too late to make a turn and start on the road to recover some of what you have lost. This might just be the day you make the switch; something you will never regret when you look back in years to come! 

The motors are rolling and the end seems far away, however, the motor moves forward because it never seems to have been programmed to take a backward motion. Many have been ambushed by letting their guards down waiting for an opportune time to make the right move, in so doing have lost their drive and enthusiasm through procrastination. Once the engine has started, there is no chance for it to stop going. Once we have stepped foot in this life, the clock of time starts; we are one day older. Our life is set in motion, there is no turning back. Set the right precedence for the road you face ahead. The machine of time will never stop running; no matter how frustrated you are about what’s happening around you even when your enthusiasm runs out the wheels of time keeps running even without your fuel to energize it.

Time is a currency; how you spend it determines your future returns! Your value is determined by where you spend your time. Time is the only capital that human has and the only thing he can’t afford to lose. When we learn to value time we lean to value lives and those around us. “Time is of more value than money, you can get more money, but you cannot get more time.” Once time is gone, we can’t get it back so today I want to challenge you to become wise. Do not compromise your relationships and your health in the chase of unnecessary material possessions. Redeem the time you have lost in your moment of neglect and make time work for you. Accomplish your dreams, restore your rightful place and reflect with joy the moments spent reclaiming it.

Every day people are working long hours to build a life of material possessions while forgetting the time we have on earth is as it suggests only for a short period. Time is a gift from God and we must learn to value the time we have been given. The one who made time understand the concept. Even though he is not trapped in time, he knew that human would need time because of the process of life and the moments given to accomplish our assignments. 

“There is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.”

“What gain has the worker from his toil? I have seen the business that God has given to the children of man to be busy with. He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end. I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is God’s gift to man.”

Hear the words of the wise. Begin to value time, no matter who or where you are, time is the currency we carry. Don’t let it run out on you!