Ephesians 5:15-16 “ Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.” NIV
I’ve heard it spoken: “Good, better, best, never let it rest, until your good is better, and your better best.” It’s a principle we can apply everyday.
I find that life in the pastor’s house can become quite busy and much of my time is obligated by no direct decision of my own. Being a rather organized person by nature, I found that I had to be deliberate in my use of time, or it would simply slip away. One of the ways I applied the Good, Better, Best Principle was to be purposeful in my daily activities.
I like to walk for exercise and would typically listen to music that had a beat that was conducive to keeping up a good pace. This was a good use of my time. After thinking about it though, I decided a better use of my time would be to listen to praise music as I walked. It did seem to have an effect of me as the songs lingered in my mind long after my walk. But there was an even better way I could use my walking time – memorizing Scripture. I had passages dictated onto tapes and played them while I walked. My time pounding the pavement became a cherished time of memorizing God’s Word. In fact, I was challenged to memorize the book of James and I did it! My time spent exercising was transformed into a life-changing experience.
I thought about some of my other activities – I could include a friend and make it a time of encouragement. When I cook meals, I can make extra to share to meet someone’s need. Are there things in your life that could benefit from this principle? Are you making the most of the time that God has given you?