It can’t be emphasized enough that you learn to manage your time well because every moment is a gift from God. Part of managing your time well is to train yourself to be punctual, even if it means being five to ten minutes early for an appointment. Richard Cecil said, “If I have made an appointment with you, I owe you punctuality. I have no right to throw away your time, if I do my own.” Ephesians 5:15-17 NASB says, “Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” The Message Bible says in verse 15, “So watch your step. Use your head. Make the most of every chance you get.”  We all have the same amount of time – 24 hours in the day – but what distinguishes successful people from unsuccessful people is how well they use their time. Successful people understand that the most precious commodity on earth is time. It was Essayist Henry David Thoreau who said, “It is not enough to be busy. The question is what are we busy about?” Great time management consists of knowing your priorities and following them. So it really boils down to managing yourself.

Question to Ponder:

How well are you doing in determining your priorities and managing them?