It’s Not Just About Time

Set your clocks back 1 hour before you go to bed Saturday night. While you’re at it ask yourself if you need to repent of some selfishness in regard to punctuality. If you’re in the habit of being late, make the following promises to yourself. The person who is habitually late has allowed at least one of these character flaws to hang around in their life for way too long: negligence, arrogance, ignorance. It’s time to show them the door. In fact, it’s past time.

Make up your mind right now that you will repent of the selfishness of being habitually late by making and keeping these three commitments:

  • I will not be negligent. I will get ready first and relax second.

Ecclesiastes 9:10 10Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going.

James 4:17 17So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.

  • I will not be arrogant. I will consider others more important than myself.

Philippians 2:3–4 3Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. 4Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

  • I will not be ignorant. I will make sure I know how long it takes me to get ready. I will make sure I know the correct time and location of the appointment and know how long it takes me to get there.

Ephesians 5:15–16 (NLT)

15So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. 16Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days.

Brad Fry

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