Time is money,
Don’t waste my time,
Oh! What time is the meeting scheduled for?
See you next time!
Above are a few of the many expressions and exclamations we have heard in different contexts about TIME.
Undoubtedly is the fact that time is the most precious and priceless commodity on earth.
The Scripture apparently aware of the above points painted a portrait of this priceless substance.
To everything, there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the Heaven – Ecclesiastes 3:1
Sadly enough, many people on earth’s space don’t seem to understand this. They ignorantly claim to know the worth and value of time, whereas they don’t.
Several people have tried using different approaches and methods to recycle this commodity. Probably, they thought it was a reusable product created by nature. However, over time, we come to understand the bitter truth that wasted time or moment can be very difficult to regain or recycle as you may want to term it. Knowing this, therefore, we should have this thought impressed on our minds that the maximal usage of time tells in the long run how successful or unsuccessful we will be in life.
Thus, we can infer from the above that there are different periods of time in life viz morning, afternoon and night. In a more convenient way, we can say day and night. These seasons have their different activities. It is generally believed that the day is for struggling, hustling and work. While the night is for rest, relaxation and enjoyment. In essence, if you put off what you were meant to do or achieve in the morning to the night time, the results could be disastrous and far-reaching; many times, spanning through a lifetime.
Now, I have heard many people say in many instances that time is unjust, time is partial, time is corrupt, time is unbalanced. How true are this assumption and assertion?
It is certainly not. My personal observations have revealed that the goddess of nature is just as it has given everyone (the rich, poor, clergy or laity) an equal proportion of the time. What we achieve within this time is up to us to determine and fathom. Having known these hard truths about time, you need to ask yourself this question:
HOW AM I MAKING USE OF THE TIME NATURE HAS GIVEN TO ME?
Well, the question is personal and calls for a deeper reflection. However, there are several things that we can engage in to make our time productive and fruitful especially in life. I wouldn’t want to go into details about that since it requires knowing one’s strength, passion and all other associated things – mission, vision, goals and objectives.
The best thing is not in counting or recording the time, moments or season, it is conversely making the times, moments or season to count. That is endeavouring each second, minute, hour, day, week, month, quarter and year keeps something in store according to a verse from a popular hymn.
As you sleep and wake every day, have it in mind that there is time for everything. Therefore, if you do the right thing at the wrong time you get the wrong result.
Work and play both will rhyme if we remember to be mindful of time.
Writer: Momoh, Emmanuel Omeiza