That is a biblically healthy way to look at life. I should make the most of today because today is all I have. Yesterday is gone, and there is no guarantee of tomorrow. What I can be assured of is this day and that Day. In light of that Day, I better learn how to spend the “this days” of life well. To make wise use of my todays (as Paul put it in Ephesians 5:15-17) requires two things:
I can never put the important things first in my life until I know what they are. This is what Paul was talking about in Ephesians 5:17 when he said, “Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” If you want to spend your time wisely, then find out what God wants you to do and do it!
A lot of Christians know in their heart of hearts what God wants. They understand what the will of the Lord is, but they are not willing to take the step because they don’t want to pay the price.
It isn’t a discernment issue. It’s a discipline issue. If I am going to have time for the things that count, I must have the discipline to lay aside the lesser things.
Redeem your days by exercising both discernment and discipline. Make it your lifelong practice to live this day for God, and that Day will take care of itself.
Pastor Todd Weston