Irvin Wasswa

Tylertown Campus Pastor

Ephesians 5:15-16

15 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.

How many of you are like me in that you have fallen victim to that pesky ol’ snooze button on your alarm? Whether you use your smartphone or have an actual alarm clock, the snooze button on more than one occasion has become more of a detriment to you than a help. Before you go to sleep, you set your alarm for a certain time to wake up, spend time with the Lord and get ready for the day. However, that snooze button allows for you to buy a few extra minutes of rest so you think. The trap is that an extra 3 minutes of sleep turns into an extra 30 minutes, which in turns leads to you waking up very late and rushing to what you have to do/where you need to be and neglecting some of the things you could’ve done if you had more time (eat breakfast, fix hair, etc).

The reality is that we can hit the snooze button on our spiritual life as well, and in doing so waste precious time the Lord has given us here on earth. The truth  in life is that our time here on Earth is short. James explains it best in that our life here on earth is like a vapor in that it is here today and gone tomorrow. The great news is that those in Christ will be forever with Him in Heaven when we pass, but the question is what are we going to do with the time we have here on earth? Paul gives us direction and lets us know that we are to walk in wisdom by making the most of the time we have. We make the most of our time by choosing to place the Lord and His kingdom as a priority in our lives and in the lives of our families because time is of the essence. Can I encourage you today? Don’t hit the snooze button on your relationship with God. Choose to prioritize your walk with Christ above all else.