The following appeared in Ann Lander’s column in the November 3, 1995
addition of the Flint Journal. Ann listed it under the heading, “You Can Bank On It.”
Imagine you had a bank that each morning credited your account with
$1,440 – with one condition: whatever part of the $1,440 you failed to use
during the day would be erased from your account, and no balance would
be carried over.
What would you do? You’d draw out every cent every day and use it to your
Well, you do have such a bank, and it’s name is time. Every morning, this
bank credits you with 1,440 minutes. And it writes off as forever lost whatever
portion you have failed to invest to good purpose.”
Doesn’t the Bible teach this very thing? “So teach us to number our days, that
we may gain a heart of wisdom” (Psa. 90:12). “Redeeming the time, because the
days are evil” (Eph. 5:16). “Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming
the time” (Col. 4:5).
How often do we find ourselves in any given day looking at our watches and
realizing that much of our day is already gone? How often do we find ourselves
thinking about all those things that we wished we would have accomplished, but
If you are an organized person, then you are more likely to make the best use of
your time. But if you are not, my challenge to you is to plan and organize your time in
such a way to make the best use of it!
“I must work the works of Him that sent Me while it is day; the night is coming
when no one can work” (John 9:4).