Every second, of every minute, of every hour, of every day is significant. Significant because it could be your last. When you live with that fact in mind it shapes how you live your life and how you see your days.
Our goal everyday is to live well. But we spend so many days wallowing in pettiness, unforgiveness, and anger. Our goal is to live well, but we waste more days than we live. What if there were a way not only to begin living life, but even to redeem the past? What if the days you’ve wasted could become days you lived well?
- Paul told the Jesus followers of Ephesus to be careful how they spent their time. Share a time when you have been intentional to be careful with your time.
- What caused you to be more careful than usual during that time?
- At some point in our lives we’ve been careless with our time. What are some recurring things that cause you to waste your time/day? What could you do to help you avoid wasting your day?
- Have you ever wasted a day or season in your life? How could those days be redeemed?
- Have you complicated or mystified God’s will? In hindsight, was it as complicated as you made it at the time? Why or why not?
- God’s will isn’t mysterious. It’s to be a man or woman of God. To be better husband or wife. To parent well. To work hard. The list could go on and on. What are some things that are clearly God’s will for you that you need to begin pursuing? How are you going to do that?
Make everyday count. Begin each day by praying: “Teach me to number my days that I may gain a heart of wisdom.”