“My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways. ”
One thing the devil is fighting to have control over in the life of every man is his time. In essence, there is a serious battle on time in every life Eph. 5:15-16; Col. 4:5. Why, someone may ask? First, it is because time is the fundamental asset that God gave everyone, and how each one use it will determine his outcome in life. Second, time is the indicator of what controls the heart of an individual. And what controls the heart controls the life Pro. 4:23; 23:7. The mission of the devil is to make individuals to engage their time on wrongs things, by so doing the person has programmed himself for harvest of wrong result and evil Eph. 5:16.
The scriptures instruct that the correct way of handling time is to be engaged it in the pursuit of God and the interest of His kingdom, for an individual to maximize life Matt. 6:33. Someone may say that such a life will be very boring. But from scriptural records and contemporary individuals, we understand that such a life that devotes time for the pursuit of God and His kingdom is never boring because it will be full of accomplishments. To establish this truth, we have being studying the lives of bible characters that devoted their time for God and His kingdom, and their rise to greatness by this lifestyle. Be blessed with today’s study.
Example of Scriptural Giant made by Engaging their Time for God.
Nehemiah was a Jew taken captive into Babylon, where he became the cupbearer to the king Neh. 1:1. He had the time to keep seeking after the well-being of Jerusalem (God’s city, the equivalent in today’s New Testament dispensation) Neh. 1:2-4. Nehemiah gave up all the privileges of being a cabinet member of the most powerful king on the earth in his days, to devote his time to pursue the rebuilding of the broken down walls of Jerusalem Neh. 2:1-5. Nehemiah’s entire life was committed to pursue after the interest of God’s holy city of Jerusalem, and the outcome was that Nehemiah a war-captive suddenly emerged as a governor Neh. 5:14.
Please, understand this truth that one cannot claim to have a heart for God and not have his time lavishly and primarily available for Him. And one cannot have time for God without making strange mark on the earth Neh. 2:18-19,46; 5:14.
Jesus is Lord!
Father in the name of Jesus, I receive a new heart that pants after and the interest of your kingdom Ezk. 26:27.
Be disciplined enough to follow the schedule you have drawn, and appraise your performance periodically.
Grace to be tireless in investing your time towards the pursuit of God and the advancement of His kingdom is released on you now!
Your season of emerging in greatness has come!