BE TIME-CONSCIOUS AND PUNCTUAL

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Pastor Chris Oyakhilome PhD

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

BE TIME-CONSCIOUS AND PUNCTUAL

(Learn To Value Other People’s Time)

TO THE BIBLE:  Ephesians 5:15-16 MSG

“…Watch your step. Use your head. Make the most of every chance you get. These are desperate times!”

LET’S TALK

“Where’s Kyle? Why isn’t he here yet?” Coach bellowed in frustration.

“He said he’d be here early, Coach,” Tom responded tongue-in-cheek, knowing that Kyle wouldn’t come early and had asked him to cover for him.

“This is outrageous! The game is about to start in a few minutes, and our goalkeeper isn’t here yet! Jason, you’ll have to stand in as goalkeeper today.”

Eventually, due to Kyle’s tardiness, Tom’s dishonesty and Jason’s unpreparedness, they lost the game 3-0.

There’re certain things in life that aren’t in unending supply; they’re limited; one of them is time. There’s joy and fulfilment you get when you respond to people promptly and see the look of gratitude on their faces for saving their time. When people meet you, they ought to be glad they did; they ought to leave you happier, and one sure way of ensuring this is by valuing their precious time.

If you were to schedule an appointment with a friend or group of friends, for example, try as much as possible not to make open-ended appointments. It’s better to say, “See me at 5.15pm” and be ready at that time, than to say, “See me between 5 and 5.30pm,” and keep the person guessing when exactly to show up.

And if for any reason, you know you wouldn’t be ready at the time you planned, reach out ahead of the agreed time to cancel or reschedule, tendering your apologies. Do your best not to destabilize other people’s day. Always remember, successful people are always time-conscious and punctual.

Go Deeper

Ecclesiastes 3:1; Psalm 90:12

Pray

Dear Father, I thank you for your wisdom at work in me, causing me to use time wisely and prioritise my activities for today. The Holy Spirit guides me to be productive and effective in everything I do today, to significantly make progress, advance the work of the Kingdom, and improve my life, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading

ONE YEAR

Mark 9:33-50, Numbers 9-10

TWO YEAR

Acts 23:11-21, Psalm 52-54

Act

Begin practising punctuality today; set reminders for your meeting times at least an hour before each scheduled time, and be early.

About the author

Rev. Chris Oyakhilome D.Sc., D.D, the President of LoveWorld Inc. , a dynamic, multifaceted, global ministry, is the author of Rhapsody of Realities, the world’s #1 daily devotional, and more than 30 other books. He’s a dedicated minister of God’s Word whose message has brought the reality of the divine life to the hearts of many.

 

Millions have been affected by his television broadcast, “Atmosphere For Miracles,” which brings God’s divine presence right into people’s homes. The scope of his television ministry extends throughout the world with LoveWorld satellite television networks delivering qualitative Christian programming to a global audience.

 

At the world-renowned Healing School, he manifests the healing works of Jesus Christ and has helped many receive healing through the operation of the gifts of the Spirit.

 

Pastor Chris has a passion to reach the peoples of the world with God’s presence—a divine commission he’s fulfilled for more than 30 years through various outreaches, crusades, as well as several other platforms that have helped millions experience a victorious and purposeful life in God’s Word.

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