It’s all about risk, how much time you have to make the best decisions and what you are willing to put at stake. After all time is money. But what is money? Is it just currency? Is it just a means to an end? To what end? Is it to the end of poverty? Is it till the end of life? Ok, let me slow down, that’s a long time to come. Or is it? Really do we know when the last grain of sand would give way to “gravity” through that narrow tube into the lower bulb of our hourglass signifying THE END?
I have come across people making plans from the present to their old age, but subconsciously most can’t say for certain they’d live that long. The movie “In Time” is based on a world where time is money, literarily. And so you can actually see your clock wind down till its “empty”. So you have time even if you aren’t sure how much it is, so what do you invest it on? Let’s just analyse briefly a typical day; Wake, groom, breakfast, home/school/work, lunch, home/hangout, dinner, groom and sleep. Of course there would be TV, music, chatting, twitting, reading, gossip and all sorts in between all those. Overtime we’d end up achieving the dreams we’d set out to accomplish in some cases. Is that all there is to invest in? Is that all there is to life?
I have come across people making statements such as “I don’t believe in God. If there was a God He won’t let all the evil happening in the world occur”. It’s funny but these are people who clearly only call on God when there is trouble, when there is some risk involved or life at stake. His role in their lives is basically that of a “Mr. Fix it”. They seem to ignore the fact that He provided us with instructions (most of us haven’t read, understood and applied them) and also has given freewill which has been abused and consequently is the reason why there are “evil happenings”. But Ps 63:1 and 6, Ps 119:11 and especially Matt 6:33 point to the fact that He should be the first thing in our lives in all things through His word and having Him in our conscious thoughts both in the morning and night. 1 Thess 5:17 also says “Pray without ceasing”. This takes time of course and as time is all we have, it’s an investment and so we measure the risk, what’s at stake and what we gain.
So what’s the risk? Is it important? At least He said in Rom 9:15 “…I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.” KJV. Maybe we can get away with it? What’s at stake? Eternal life which we can’t even place a value on as it is unending, now that’s a lot of time! What do we gain? Well heaven or hell as the case may be, of course only if we believe it exists.
19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. KJV
If money is time and time is all you have in this world then there are investment decisions you should be taking. I remember a tweet I once saw where someone was being dissed for knowing countless facts about a fictional character. Well even if God is fictional to you, you never know what getting to know Him could do for you. My personal belief is that “Life is the short judgement of a long sentence”. Whether it’s 20, 40, 60, 80 or 100 years the summary of your life determines where your eternity would be spent and that decision is in your hand just as your wrist watch is. Time is in your hands even if you can’t see its value, spend it wisely because all investments have rewards and consequences.
44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:
46 Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it. KJV
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