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Two things you cannot get back

Wednesday, October 28, 2020


Ephesians 5:15-18 – ‘…be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, 16 making the most of your time, because the days are evil. 17 So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit…’

I read a powerful reminder on social media the other day that said: ‘There are two things you cannot get back, your words and your time.’ If the Lord should decide today was your last day, would you be pleased with how you’ve been talking to people and spending your time?

Jesus Christ does not want people living with guilt and regret. His Word implores us to be wise, making the most of the time we have been given, by understanding and doing His will.

The Apostle Paul commands Christians to continually be under the influence of the Holy Spirit to ensure they are using their time and their words in a Christ-honoring fashion. We can do that by saturating our minds in His Word, having songs of praise in our hearts, and keeping steady fellowship with other believers (Col. 3:16).

Are you being careful to use your time in a way that keeps you under the influence of the Holy Spirit? What do your words and attitude say about what you are spending your time on? In the end, you will never regret the time you spent investing in relationships with Jesus and the people around you.


Heavenly Father, lead me in making the most of the time that you have given me. Help me to speak only that which is edifying and fitting for each moment. Amen.