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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
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

Misuse of time is a sin like wasting money.Buying things that we don’t need is like doing things with our time that we shouldn’t.

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.

No trifling in this life of mine; Not this the path the blessed Master trod;But every hour and power employed, Always and all for God.

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.

People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged sooner or later to find time for illness.John Wanamaker

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.

Time management is a “figure of speech.” We really don’t manage time. We manage our activities and our energy in the use of time.
We are not responsible for our endowments or natural abilities, but we are responsible for the strategic use of time.” Oswald Sanders

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.

For a thousand years in Your sight Are like yesterday when it passes by, Or as a watch in the night. Psalms 90:4

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

There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heavenEcclesiastes 3:1

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

For there is a proper time and procedure for every delight,though a man's trouble is heavy upon him.Ecclesiastes 8:6

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

I have noticed that the people who are late are often so much jollier than the people who have to wait for them E.V. Lucas

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.

take time to deliberate but when the time for action arrives stop thinking and go in andrew jackson
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in. Andrew Jackson

“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

History has a beginning in God, it has its center in Christ and its end in the final consummation and the Last Judgment.

“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

Time crumbles things; everything grows old under the power of time and is forgotten through the lapse of time.Aristotle, Physics

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

Time is eternity wrapped up; eternity is time unwrapped.Friedrich Christoph Oetinger, from Pietists: Selected Writings
LORD, make me to know my end and what is the extent of my days; Let me know how transient I am. Psalms 39:4
the fear of the lord prolongs life but the years of the wicked will be shortened proverbs 10 27
The fear of the LORD prolongs life, But the years of the wicked will be shortened.Proverbs 10:27
Time! The corrector where our judgments err; the test of truth, and love; the sole philosopher, for all beside are sophists.Byron

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

count that day lost whose slow descending sun views from thine hand no worthy action done young
Count that day lost, whose slow descending sun views from thine hand no worthy action done.Young

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