Monday - July 4, 2016
Woodlawn Family Bible Study
MAIN IDEA: “Time to do what ought to be done?”
Some things that control our lives are money, friends, food, shelter, schedules and time. There is only one of these items that we cannot get more of if we lose it or don’t use it: TIME. God gives us 1440 minutes a day, and all of those minutes must be spent today. We cannot carry it over like AT&T minutes. The only time that you will have this minute is NOW ... after that, it is gone forever.
We do not know how many more minutes we have left. According to Time Magazine’s experts study, the typical person needs 42 hours a day to complete all they want to do. So, we obviously must make wise choices about what we should do with the limited time that we have.
Zig Zigler once said, “If you do what you ought to do when you ought to do it, then you will have time to do what you want to do when you want to do it.” Remember, we have plenty of time to do what God wants if we do it when we ought to. Make all of your choices reflect your love of God and your desire to go to heaven.
Procrastination is a thief of time. Don’t waste time, as it is most valuable. You have direct control of how you use it. God tells us what we must do to join him in heaven. Do not waste your time focusing your attention on things that do not get you closer to heaven. There simply is not enough time.
James tells us in chapter four not to wait to do what ought to be done, because there is no guarantee of even tomorrow. Intentions do not count! It is easy for us to give ourselves credit for things we intend to do and even take them off your mental “check list." You must take action! Intending to do something that ought to be done does not give you any more credit than never having intentions to begin with.
What have you put on the back burner that you ought to do now?