Scrapbook #26: Time & Money

“If people threw away their money as thoughtlessly as they throw away their time, we would think them insane. Yet time is infinitely more precious than money because money can’t buy time.”

– Don Whitney [Spiritual Disciplines]

1. Time is a lot like money. It’s easy to notice how much of it you’re spending when it’s a lump sum. But a few minutes here and a few seconds there will have a whole day gone without you realising it.

2. I’ve been thinking a lot about where my time is going. Guess hitting the quarter century mark made me even more conscious of the fact that forever isn’t all on this side of eternity.

3. So much to be done. Not enough time to do it. Or is there?

4. The more I look into the minutes and seconds of my day, the more I realise I’ve been writing some large cheques to things that are scarcely worth the value.

5. If I gather all my minutes and seconds and apportion them with wisdom, 24 hours is “suddenly” enough for everything that I need to get done. That includes work, rest and yes, even some good ol’ play time.

6. In these moments of self-audit I’ve been reminded of an important lesson: There is grace enough to do everything God requires of me. Not everything I put on myself.

7. And so my prayer has been this: teach me to number my days, that I may gain a heart of wisdom. [Psalm 90:12]

8. Life is beautiful. I can’t think of a better way to live for His glory than to make every second count.

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