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A man is no fool to give up that which he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose. Jim Elliott. An inscription on a sun-dial said of the hours: “capercunt et imputantur” They pass by, and they are charged to our account.
God has given us all the time we need to do His will. Or in another way, His will does not require more time than He has given us. Doing things that He has not given us to do consumes time we should be using for His will.
Godliness results from a disciplined spiritual life, that is, spending our time doing what is the best thing for our good and God’s Glory.
I have just a little minute,Only sixty seconds in it,Forced upon me, cannot refuse it.Did not seek it, did not choose it, But it is up to me to use it.I must suffer if I abuse it,Just a tiny, little minute,But eternity is in it.
Man never achieves a clear knowledge of himself unless he has first looked upon God's face, and then descends from contemplating Him to scrutinize him self." John Calvin
Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.Jam 4:14
My whole desire deeply turns away, Out of all time unto eternal Day,I give myself, and all I call my own, To Christ forever, to be His alone.
One who says he is “too busy” but never manages his time, is like the one who constantly bounces checks but refuses to look at his bank statement.
These lines were found engraved on a sundial:The shadow of my finger castDivides the future from the past; Before it stands the unborn hour In darkness and beyond thy power.Behind its unreturning lineThe vanished hour, no longer thine; One hour alone is in thy hands, The now on which the shadow stands.Author Unknown
Time is a non-refundable and non-recycling commodity. It is a gift from God. Once it is gone it is gone forever. We cannot produce time.
Time is the preface to eternity. And as the preface indicates the character of the volume, so the present use of time is the foreshadowing in each one's history of the future.
As for man, his days are like grass; As a flower of the field, so he flourishes. When the wind has passed over it, it is no more, and its place acknowledges it no longer. But the lovingkindness of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him,Psalms 103:15-17
There are many fine things which you mean to do some day, under what you think will be more favorable circumstances. But the only time that is yours is the present. Grenville Kleiser
He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also set eternity in their heart, yet so that man will not find out the work which God has done from the beginning even to the end.Ecclesiastes 3:11
When as a child I laughed and wept-time crept.When as a youth I dreamed and talked-time walked.When I became a fully grown man-time ran.When older still I daily grew-time flew.Soon I’ll find in journeying on-time gone.
There are some things which cannot be learned quickly, and time, which is all we have, must be paid heavily for their acquiring. They are the very simplest things, and because it takes a man's life to know them the little new that each man gets from life is very costly and the only heritage he has to leave. Ernest Hemingway
Now is the only time there is. Make your now wow, your minutes miracles, and your days pay. Your life will have been magnificently lived and invested, and when you die you will have made a difference.Mark Victor Hansen
As for the days of our life, they contain seventy years, Or if due to strength, eighty years, Yet their pride is but labor and sorrow; For soon it is gone and we fly away. Psalms 90:10
Time is a fixed income and, as with any income, the real problem facing most of us is how to live successfully within our daily allotment. Margaret B. Johnstone
Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.Carl Sandburg
You have to allow a certain amount of time in which you are doing nothing in order to have things occur to you, to let your mind think. Mortimer Adler
Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity. Henry Van Dyke
Do not wait; the time will never be ''just right.'' Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.Napoleon Hill
What is a “Time Management System” ? “Time” = A little gap between two eternities. “Management” = control for a purpose“System” = a blend of methods and equipment.
“Instead of viewing time abstractly as a problem, the Bible regards time as a created sphere in which God’s redemptive plan is actualized.” Carl Henry in Dictionary of Theology
“Dante speaks of God as him in whom ‘every where and every when are focused in a point,’ that is, to whom ever season is now and every place here.” Strong
Man’s future history is hinged upon His presence (parousia) in His second coming.The first presence of Christ divides time.The second presence of Christ ends time.
While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.2 Corinthians 4:18
“…Time and space are fragments of the Infinite for the use of finite creatures, God permits them that He may not be alone. They are the mode under which creatures are possible and conceivable.” Strong
There are 8,736 hours in a year. If we subtract 1/3 for sleeping, there remains 5,824 conscious hours. 10% of our conscious hours would be 582 hours, a tithe of our awake time. 582 divide by 52 is 11hours per week that we could God as a tithe of our time. If we spend four hours in formal church worship, that would leave 1 hour per day including Sunday for personal and secret relationship with God.
If men were as lavish with their money as they are with their time; if it were as common a thing for them to throw away their money as it is for them to throwaway their time, we would think them beside themselves, and not in possession of their right minds. Yet time is a thousand times more precious than money.
My whole desire deeply turns awayOut of all time unto eternal Day,I give myself, and all I call my ownTo Christ forever, to be His alone.
Phrases that indicate poor “Time Management”:“I forgot that.”“I didn’t know that.”“Where did that come from.”“I don’t remember where I put it.” “You don’t know how busy I am.”“I wrote it down somewhere.”
Spend your time in nothing which you know must be repented of; in nothing on which you might not pray for the blessing of God, in nothing which you could not review with a quiet conscience on your dying bed. In nothing which you might not safely and properly be found doing if death should surprise you in the act.”Baxter
Over your lifetime you can expect to spend:2.5 years driving a car6 months waiting at red lights5 years waiting in line6 years eating2 years trying to return phone calls to people who never seem to be in1 year looking for misplaced objects23 years in bed7 years in the bathroom8 months opening junk mail
Time has no divisions to mark its passage; there is never a thunderstorm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year. Even when a new century begins, it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols.Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain
What, then, is time? I know well enough what it is, provided that nobody asks me, but if I am asked what it is and try to explain, I am baffled.Augustine, Confessions
Noble machine with toothed wheelsLacerates the day and divides it in hours …Speeds on the course of the fleeing century,And to make it open up,Knocks every hour at the tomb.Ciro di Pers, 17th-century poet, writing about clocks
Every act should be performed as though all eternity depended on it.Franz Rosenzweig, in Nahum H. Glatzer's Franz Rosenzweig: His Life and Thought
Time sometimes flies like a bird, sometimes crawls like a snail, but a man is happiest when he does not even notice whether it passes swiftly or slowly.Ivan Turgenev, "Quote of the Day"
The time has come to talk back, to insist that clocks are made for men and not vice versa. Timeliness is more important than efficiency.Sam Keen, To a Dancing God
When you sit with a nice girl for two hours, it seems like two minutes; when you sit on a hot stove for two minutes, it seems like two hours. That's relativity.Albert Einstein, quoted in the Chicago Tribune
Pastime is a word that should never be used but in a bad sense; it is vile to say a thing is agreeable, because it helps to pass the time away.Shenstone
Spare moments are the gold dust of time; of all the portions of our life, the spare minutes are the most fruitful in good or evil. They are gaps through which temptations find easiest access to the garden of the soul
Time was, is past; Thou canst not it recall: Time is, thou hast; employ the portion small; Time future, is not; And may never be: Time present, is the only time for thee.
We sleep, but the loom of life never stops, and the pattern which was weaving when the sun went down is weaving when it comes up in the morning.H. W. Beecher
Observe a method in the distribution of your time. Every hour will then know its proper employment, and no time will be lost. Idleness will be shut out at every avenue, and with her, that numerous body of vices, that make up her train. GGeorge Horne
Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it.No idleness; no laziness; no procrastination; Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. Chesterfield
Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time, which every day produces, and which most men throw away, but which nevertheless will make at the end of it no small deduction from the life of man. Colton
Time hurries on with a resistless, unremitting stream, yet treads more soft than e’er did midnight thief that slides his hand under the miser’s pillow, and carries off his prize.Blair