It’s easy to get caught up in the activities of life and forget the value of a day. A day can be a building block towards a great future, or something that fades into insignificance the moment it’s over. Each day can be used for the glory of God, or simply used.
For most of us, our daily schedule is planned. We have commitments and calendars that help us stay on top of all the things that we need to get done. Days turn into weeks, which turn into months, then years.
I love calendars, schedules and plans, but I’ve noticed that while these tools can help us, they can also transform our days into forgettable, repetitive, segments of time.
The way we spend our days off and holidays can cause us to under value our days too. I’m all for rest, but when we simply spend our days doing nothing, perhaps we’re being lazy and not simply resting. We’re spending the day like loose change and not like a serious investment.
Without realising it, our days can come and go and before too long they’ve all gone.
We can so easily neglect the value of each individual day. When we’re too scheduled, or too lazy, it can mean we allow our days to pass without acknowledging the value in each day that we’ve been given.
Our days, each individual day, is far too valuable to be treated that way!
“Teach us to number our days aright,(Click to Tweet.)
that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Ps 90:12
Here on this earth, we only have a limited number of days. Only God knows how many, or how few, each one of us will have. When we treat our days like we have an endless supply, like we’re in control, we can subtly lose focus on just what a gift our days are. In turn, the temptation is to forget God and start to live like we don’t need Him for each and everyday we live.
Instead, even amongst our plans, schedules, holidays and days off, let’s remember where our days come from. Let’s be focused on using each day to the glory of God. As we spend our days, let’s invest them in activities that honour God and bring an eternal return.
The point is, our days are valuable and we’d be unwise to waste even a single one.
Over to you…
How will you spend today? Add your response in the comments section below.