Daily Reflections

Our Time Is Not Our Own

August 15, 2022 Portia Collins

“To one he gave five talents, to another two talents, and to another one talent.” —Matthew 25:15

Just like the servants in the Parable of the Talents, we too have been entrusted with something valuable—time. God is the one who gives us an allotted amount of time. Whether we’re given twenty years of life, sixty years, or even one hundred, we each have been called to use our time faithfully. And here is where I I think many of us miss the mark: We forget that the time entrusted to us isn’t our own. We hoard time just like the servant who buried his talent. We push back against taking risks with our time for God’s glory because we are afraid of what might be lost in the process.

This is an area where I need constant reminding. I tend to get so preoccupied with earthly living that I forget what I’m actually living for. It’s not my job, my legacy, financial security, or anything else. I am living for the glory of God, and this means that every ounce of my life should be consumed with His cause.

Make it Personal

Evaluate how you use your time on a normal day. What could you change in order to live more for God’s glory?