The man on the Pulpit:
Everything about your life is hidden in your time, your time is not different from your life every individual created by God, given birth to by a woman have 24 hours every day to live, God did not apportion 28 hours to a big man and apportioned 24 hours to a poor man everyone big or small either you are white nor black; every one of us are allocated 24 hours a day so.
What do you do with your time?
What you do with your time is between you and God.
When you waste your time you waste your life when you misused your time you misused your life, everything about your life is hidden in your time so, if you must be useful in life you must know how to manage the time of your life, none of us here know you many years we are going to stay here on earth before we depart, some 60, 70 or 80 years.
I pray for you as you read this ‘You will fulfill the numbers of your days’. Time is very important because when you miss the timing of your life, you miss destiny, Solomon speaking in the book of Ecclesiastes chapter 3 “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.”
How many of you know Methuselah?
Methuselah stayed 969 years on earth and died a nobody, everything about Methuselah was concluded in a verse of the scripture but, what did he has to show for those 969 years? Nothing.
Is not how long you live, it is how well you used the life that was given to you, Joseph lived for 100 years in that 100 years he shock nations, in that 100 years he changed the history of his family; he changed his entire nation; he was able to control one of the World’s wealthiest empire ‘Egypt’.
As a person, what are you doing with your time, as a young man or woman what are you doing with your life.
Do you know that time is going?
What you do with your time sir? is your business it’s none of my business, if you want to be watching Nollywood to Hollywood to Zeaworld to Bollywood to whatever-woods… it’s your cup of tea but, you must understand that you are spending the time of your life and every minute of your life counts, Ephesian Chapter 5 Verse 16 “Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.”
Life is an opportunity, there are some people in the grave regretting how they wish they had extra time, they would have done this, done that but they have it not, but you have it.
What are you doing with the opportunity God has given you in life?
Ecclesiastes chapter 3 v 1, There is time for everything in life so, if you are living your life without the understanding that there is time for everything you will waste your life and go, hear me God will require from you, how you spent your life and time. You will give account to God when you die, what you did with all the opportunities he gave you?
Halleluyah! Somebody reading.
Ecclesiastes chapter 12 v 1 “Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them.” Remember thou your creator in days of youth. Every youth must remember God, if there is one time in your life that you can be useful to God is when you are young, “Remember God in the days of your youth”
Nobody will live your life for you, you need to decide and determine what you want to do with your life, don’t let anyone boss you around, you must arrange the time of your life
Reasons why some people at 50s or 60s are regretting their lives is because there are some things they were supposed to have done when they were 20s or 30s that they did not and when they got to their 50s and 60s then it began to dawn on them that they have wasted their youthful lives and time.
For every human being, God created has 3 seasons in life and I am going to explain it as the Lord put it in my heart…
1 Morning time: This is the learning time, between the ages of 0-30, you will be vibrant; active with so much vigour, life will be sweet in all ways, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy anything you want to enjoy, you can learn anything you want to learn, if you misused this time you missed it all.
2 Noontime: Noon is between the ages of 30-50, this is the Afternoon time of your life this is your earning time, time to earn money, it’s time to make it big in life, it’s the time to pursue your professional career, it’s time to do all manner of things that catches your fancy.
This is the best time of your life, time for great achievement, when you are between the ages of 30-50 that is their earning time you must not waste it, when you are 40 and you still mess around, there is phrase that qualifiers you, ‘A fool at 40…’.
It seem you don’t know that, that is the most important time of your life, there are some characters that are supposed to have gone out of you. If as an adult you are still looking for milk instead of bone then something is wrong with you. If at 60 you are always in the company of 17-year-old girls and they rub your stomach including your head, calling you baby, hee!
You don’t know the time of your life, stop looking at mundane things, it will take you know where.
This is also the sacrificing time, sacrifice a lot for your family, your church, your community those are times that you should be happy and be active in serving humanity
3 Evening time: This is the yearning time when you will allow your experience to bless the younger ones.
God is not partial about these 3 seasons as a child of God you must understand these three seasons of life, brethren you know your age? You should know the category you fall into.
Count yourself lucky, you are young. Even in employment time is a factor, the life we live in is based on timing when you miss your time you miss your opportunities.
Do you think a 50 years old man with pot belle will be admitted into the military?
Check these spiritual Arithmetic… assuming you are given an opportunity by God to live for 70 years, in that 70 years of your life, every night you slept for 8 hours according to doctor’s prescription (not in my bible) in that 70 years you would have slept for 25 years, approximately 18 years for learning, primary school 6 years, secondary school 6 years, university 5 years including Youth Service.
Probably 5 years to eat, calculate it together you will have roughly 48 years, 70 – 48 = what do you have left? 22 years, you’ve got only 22 years to be useful to yourself, you can see that truly there is no time.
That is why you must sit down and calculate, what to do with your time.
Ephesians 5 v16: “Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.”
Redeeming the time simply means efficient management of your time, recognised the special time of your life and make your life meaningful.
You cannot be killing time and think you can be successful, your time is a gift from God and you must remember you will give account of how you spent it on the last day.
Pastor Chuddy Nwamelaku is the founder and General Overseer of Rockside Gospel Church, A.K.A. Tabernacle of the Holy Spirit, No. 35, Alape Avenue, Adoff Bus Stop, Iba, Lagos.
You are invited to come and feast with the Holy Spirit.