Picture a young professional fresh out of school. His career is very lucrative… and he lives like it. A nice car, a nice house, a nice lifestyle: He lives within his means – but just barely.
Fast forward several years. Now he’s fired, he can’t find a job, his house has been foreclosed, the bills are piling up, and there seems to be no hope. Exasperated, he turns to God wondering when God will intervene. After all, didn’t God say he’d provide for our needs?
But then he wonders to himself if God’s way of providing for his needs now was to bless him with bountiful provision for the last few years. If he had been wise and built up a padding of savings instead of spending every penny, how different would his life be now?
This story may sound familiar to you, but let’s change a few aspects. Instead of money that is being squandered, think about time.