….See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is…….. Ephesians 5: 15-17
I have this time tracker on my desktop called Hamster, works on Linux, it’s a pretty nifty tool; Hamster tracks your time and keeps reminding you of what you are currently working on, in case you want to change the activity to somethings else. It categorizes each activity and tags it appropriately, like who you were working for or the name of the project and so forth….fascinating!
It’s a little like how we should be tracking our time on earth. We definitely have a finite allocation of time, so the number of activities that we can do within our prospective lifetime is limited. This means that even if we do not commit our lives to God, whatever we are doing is still subject to time, subject to a terminal end, subject to expiry.
I like to think of God as a paradigm that traverses time, He sees time on a whole different scale. Think of it this way: When you are looking up a location of Google Maps, notice how you can zoom in to a location, then zoom out and move to another thousands of miles away without flinching? Well, that’s how I believe God sees time, it is not subjective, but a chronological database of events which He can reference at any time. I know this probably open a can of worms in logic reasoning, but in my mind, this analogy simplifies everything.
Seeing that we have limited opportunities to do what we must, in what fashion of dedication and commitment ought we to do so? I try each morning to remind myself of all that I must do, considering the time I have lost, never to recover. You know what’s worse? I wasted some of that time doing things that I ought not to have been doing, like a wasteful asset that not only renders itself useless, but spends an equal value of operational expenditure….
I’m not sure that I am making sense, but the concept of time is one that I will take seriously, waking up with the thought that I need to commit my life daily to the Cross of Christ, with which we redeem the quality of life, and lay up our resources in a place where time cannot subject, where the moth and the worm cannot find…
So, as long that I am subjected to the decay of time, I will keep walking….circumspectly, for the days are evil….
By Tito Ndoka