Mar 23, 2019 Last Updated 8:21 AM, Mar 21, 2019

The Seed of Time

Friends, greetings in Jesus Name! Today I will be sharing with you on what I title, "The Seed of Time". Let me begin by saying that there are certain things you can only do better now than waiting till tomorrow. Doing it now would mean achieving the best result. But doing tomorrow would mean getting less result or nothing out of it. I met a man in his sixties, lamenting over lost opportunities he knows he cannot recover. He wished if he can turn the clock back so he can correct some of the mistakes earlier made in life. That's why when I see most of our youths today indulging in frivolous lifestyle, I shake my head. Many of them are mentally empty. They do not know what they possess, so they can harness their enormous energy to do the right things. Recently, I was counselling a young man and I told him, if I had someone sharing with me what I am pouring out to you right now, I don't think I would have encountered some of the unnecessary delays and bottlenecks I faced earlier in life. Really, I made some mistakes that I shouldn't have. But thank God I was able to correct them early enough. Unfortunately, many squander opportunities to amend their errors. At the time they realize what is happening, it's too late to make adjustments. I pray that will not be your portion in Jesus Name.

Now, the greatest seed of man is the seed of Time. “While the earth remains, seed time and harvest, shall not cease” (Genesis 8:22). One major thing you must get from this scripture is that, there is timing for everything. Your time is your seed here on earth. Missing the timing for planting cocoyam would mean waiting for another season or time to plant. “For everything there is a time and season” (Eccl. 3:1). Unfortunately, many people miss their timing and season of life. We all have equal time of 24hours in a day. What you do with it determines the outcome you get in life. Apostle John wrote, "I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the wicked one" (1John 2:14). Why? Like Proverbs 20:29 rightly noted, "The glory of young men is their strength, and the honour of old men is their grey hairs." From the above scripture, we can see that young people are characterized by their display of strength. Old people are not associated with physical strength. Young people are fresh and strong.

When I was in primary school, I represented my school in track and field events, especially the relay race. Not long ago, I attended my children interhouse sport event, and there was a slot for parents to compete on a 100m dash race. In my usual self, I jumped out thinking I could replicate what I did while in primary school. Really, I got shocked to my bone when I fell off on the way. The 100m race that I used to run in those days, was like running the entire 3rd Mainland Bridge. What happened? I am older now, no longer a child. Listen, the greatest gift you have is the gift of Time to accomplish God’s purpose and plan for your life. Psalm 90:12 says, “Lord, teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” What you do with your time will determine how and where you will end tomorrow. Jesus said "I must work the works of him that sent me while it is day; the night comes, when no man can work" (John 9:4). Like a joke we are almost getting to the month of April. Soon the year 2019 will be over. God doesn't want any of us to look back in regrets. No! We are to look back in thanksgiving of what the Lord has used us to accomplish. According to Benjamin Locke, "Lost time is never found". Meaning, you must take your time seriously, so you can achieve meaningful things in life.

Apostle Paul said in Philippians 3:13-14, "Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." Listen, you may have made some mistakes, but like Paul, choose not to focus on your past, because it will only hold you down from reaching forth to what is ahead of you. Therefore, dust yourself up, push hard and work smart, and you will get to your destination. The Lord said in Joel 2:25, "I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the crawling locust, the consuming locust, and the chewing locust, my great army which I sent among you." I pray that every of your lost time shall be recovered in Jesus Name. The Lord will grant you divine speed to catch up and recover all in Jesus Name. Have a glorious week. With love, Elvis!