By Waylon Bailey
You have something that 93% of the people who have ever lived don’t have–today.
You have what every king, queen, emperor, CEO, and celebrity of the past would give all their fortune to have–today (James Clear).
What are you going to do with this precious time? What are you going to do with this day to make a difference?
Paul encouraged the church to make the most of every opportunity. He saw time not so much as minutes and seconds but opportunities to serve God (Colossians 4:5-6).
What will you do today to make this a day of opportunity?
Let me give you two suggestions.
First, take the opportunity to be kind, caring, and filled with love toward the people around you. There is no one around you as wonderful as your own family. Don’t they deserve your best self? Since we don’t have every day, we have to use this day for the glory of God and the good of others.
Second, look for those opportunities to give an answer for the reason for the hope you have in Christ (1 Peter 3:15).
Not only do you have today; you also have a hope for today and for all eternity. We live in a world of despair and discouragement. Let us take the opportunity to make the most of this precious day God has given us. Let us pray for our “ones” and let us use our experience with God to show others the way.
Paul’s words are so clear and helpful. “Conduct yourselves wisely toward outsiders, making the most of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer every one” (Colossians 4:5-6).
Waylon Bailey is pastor of First Baptist Church in Covington. This editorial first appeared on his website.