Read: Colossians 4: 5
Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time.
Former North Carolina State’s Jim Valvano had a unique perspective on seizing every moment. During his fight against cancer, he is quoted as saying –
“Life changes when you least expect it to. The future is uncertain. So, seize this day, seize this moment, and make the most of it.”
Jesus addressed this idea in His parable of the Talents –
“For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more. So also he who had the two talents made two talents more. But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master’s money” (Matthew 25: 14-18).
When the man returned from his journey, he congratulated the servants who made the best use of the resources, saying, “‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master”(v21). On the other hand, the one who squandered his time was cast away from the presence of the Master.
Two servants were stimulated by the opportunity presented by the Master. One was paralyzed with fear. I think we know which choice we want to make, the question is whether or not we will make the most of this day – today.