Summary: Let us address a real problem, time management. Many budget their money but few hold themselves to a Godly time management system. We will be accountable. He who kills times, kills himself.
DOOMED? GET REAL? WE ARE BUT STEWARDS OF TIME...
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
He who kills time, kills himself...
LET US ADDRESS OUR PATTERNS OF TIME MANGEMENT?
In Greek there are two words pertaining to time:
1. CHRONOS: this is seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years, etc.
2. KAIROS: this is memories, events, experiences, meaningful memories...
GOD WANTS US TO BE MORE FOCUSED ON KAIROS THAN CHRONOS.
Psalm 90:12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
HAVE WE EVER CONSIDERED WHAT IS VALUABLE TO ME? WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO ME?
Luke 16:2 And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship; for thou mayest be no longer steward.
WHAT IS A STEWARD? Steward is not a word we use every day?
STEWARD: someone who protects or is responsible for the care of another, a person whose job is to manage wisely the possessions of another, to manage for another.
Have you ever walked into a store and looked down the dog food isle? The cat food isle? I had a friend that was born and raised in Haiti. The first thing he noticed in Wal-Mart was the selection of "PET STUFF!" He told me, we have no "HUMAN RESOURCES" like this in any store in Haiti?
WHY? We value our pets!
Once I was in an eye doctor's office, the eye doctor's wife was working the desk that day, as the girl was off sick. The wife checked me in... She was painting her nails? She said: I think this could be a sin? I asked, Why would you say that? She said: I PAID $75 for this little bottle. Later, she raised up a bottle of perfume and said: I paid $350 for this?
WHY? We value our looks!
I was speaking in a church and I noticed a man's cowboy boots? Wow, they were beautiful. I asked him, if you don't mind would you tell me where you purchased those boots? I love them! He told me the store? I said, May I be bold enough to ask what they cost? He told me he paid $1,200 for them?
WHY? We value our aura!
I saw a man that invested $ 75,000 in an old car? He loved that old car and it was in better shape than when it was new. He parked the car where everyone could see it?
WHY? His car was important to him!
FOR WHAT ARE WE LOOKING? DO NOT TELL ME WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO YOU! SHOW ME? WHAT DO WE TREASURE?
Matthew 6:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
GOD GIVES EVERY PERSON THREE GIFTS:
SHOW ME WHERE YOU SPEND YOUR TIME, TALENT AND ENERGY AND I WILL DEFINE WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO YOU.
GET REAL! WE ALL HAVE A VALUE SYSTEM, WHERE WE MAKE A PRIORITY VALUE JUDGMENT CALL! What are we doing with our time?
Matthew 15:8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
GET REAL! IS OUR VALUE SYSTEM ANYWHERE NEAR GOD'S VALUE SYSTEM?
Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
OFTEN TIMES IT IS EASIER TO SAY WHAT WE THINK IS IMPORTANT, THEN TO TELL WHAT IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO US?
Is a man as patient with his son as he is fishing?
Has sports become a little g, god to us?
I have seen a father scream and curse his son on the football field --- when the father never achieved NFL status?
ME? ME? WHAT IS IN THIS FOR ME?
ANY GOOD COACH KNOWS HE MUUST GET HIS PLAYERS TO BUY INTO THE PROGRAM. THERE ARE NOT I's IN TEAM... WE MUST SELL OUT OUR DESIRES OF STARDOM TO BENEFIT THE TEAM. LET GO... BUY IN...
Matthew 13:44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:
46 Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.
WE MUST LET GO OF OUR VALUE SYSTEM TO ATTAIN TO FIND GOD'S PLAN...
One of my lessons after 36 years of full time ministry is that MUST HAVE NEVER REALLY DEFINED THEIR PURPOSE AND THEIR GOALS... CAN YOU IMAGINE A BASKETBALL GAME WITH NO HOOPS? CAN YOU IMAGINE A FOOTBALL FIELD WITH NO GOAL LINES? WHY WOULD WE ALLOW OUR ENEMY TO HAVE THE GOAL LINE?