Time is a fragment of eternity, a clock nibbling at eternity.
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. Today is the only time we have to invest for God. Lost opportunities can never be regained.
The Psalmist said: “Teach us to number our days and recognize how few they are; help us to spend them as we should.” (Ps 90:12)
The analogy I read today gave an illustration supposing someone would credit your bank account with $86,400 every day. You had to spend it all in the same day. Anything left unspent was lost. I would not be credited back to your account. Of course, you’d make every effort to spend that money.
We each have a “time account” in the bank of Heaven. God has given us 86,400 seconds to spend—today. At the stroke of midnight, those seconds un-used are gone forever.
So why did that strike a chord with me? I am most definitely not making good use of my allotted 86,400 seconds today. Nor did I do so yesterday. Nor the day before. I’m finding myself in a kind of limbo-like trance, just frittering my seconds away, never to be retrieved. Never to be changed, altered or re-used. They’re gone.
I need to spend some time in prayer. I need to seek God’s plans for me and the days that lay ahead of me . . . those days’ God sees fit to allow me. That devotional reading this morning has been a sharp prod in the behind, a warning that I need to make the best use of my time from this day forward.
It’s not going to be easy. I’m still hurting. I’m still trying to adjust to my new reality. And I know I will only survive if I put my entire trust in the Lord.
What about you? Are you wasting your 86,400 seconds today/