«Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth» (Ecclesiastes 12:1).
On the university campus where I studied is a large clock with a sign that says this: «The Hours Pass. You will give account of them.» All those who pass by have read it at least once. Is it perhaps a condemnation? A warning? A lesson? An opportunity? A sentence that can change the course of life? An invitation to live in a way that is more orderly and intense? Everyone chooses how to take it. The truth is that God has given us time as a gift and a great responsibility that we also have to manage.
I remember that when I had my first cell phone, I joined a certain company. I had 100 minutes a month to talk. At that time, there was still no WhatsApp or other forms of free communication. I sometimes used the 100 minutes on short calls and I had minutes left over. Other times, without realizing it, they ran out completely in a conversation with a friend far away. I could no longer go back. On the other hand, if I did not use some minutes, they did not roll over to the following month.
The same is true with the time God gives us: 1,440 minutes per day. They are many, but they may seem few. The value they have and the use we give them depend on our good management of them.
Ellen White said, «Make your student life as perfect as possible. You will pass over the way but once. And it rests with you yourself whether your work shall be a success or a failure. As you succeed in gaining a knowledge of the Bible, you are storing up treasures to impart» (Messages to Young People, ch. 53, p. 183). Perhaps you are not studying anymore. Perhaps you are. However, study of the Bible must be a constant in our lives, and that makes us students today. The time that He gives us should be an investment for eternity.
We have this day to relate more closely with Him. Let us ask Him to help us evaluate how we are investing our time and getting organized for the coming week
A friend gave his tithe on 24 hours. He dedicated 2 hours and 40 minutes every day to Bible study, prayer, and to some other specific spiritual activity. This is just an idea, but it would be interesting if you were to write certain decisions related to your time on a sheet of paper and set out to put them into practice this week God will help you!