THE WEIGHT OF TIME
I was in conversation with an elderly person, and I was deeply stirred by his passion for what he does and the push he gives to it. I was forced to ask him, “Daddy, why are you running with so much passion and so relentlessly?”
His answer was instructive. He said to me, “My brother, I have wasted so much time earlier. I know how much time I wasted as a young person”. It struck me so hard.
Beloved, we are in a battle of time. The greatest battle of your life will be a battle for time. Why is this so?
“So, rejoice, you heavens, and every heavenly being! But woe to the earth and the sea, for the devil, has come down to you with great fury because he knows his time is short.”
Revelation 12:12 TPT
The devil knows that he has a little time. He does all he can with a sense of urgency. And knowing that well, he seeks to have your time to himself. An idle hand (someone who lacks a sense of timing) is still the devil’s workshop.
The devil wants you to indulge. But the Psalm teaches us that we should pray for wisdom to number our days and deal prudently with the time God has given us.
The prayer of youth must be “Lord, satisfy me early with good things”. The prayer of a person who wasted his youth will be “Renew my youth like that of an eagle”. A person who wasted his youth will be looking for compensation.
Have you ever noticed that the moment you begin to have time for your spiritual growth, something always seems to come up? Getting on your knees is a battle that the devil wants you to lose. Opening the word to study is a battle the devil wants you to lose. Someone reading this is already losing that battle.
The devil does not mind you getting promoted at work as long as you would have lost the time needed to focus on your spirit.
It is a battle for time. It is a battle for your soul. The highest transaction in the spirit is a transaction of souls. Jesus told us, “What would it profit a man if he gains the world but loses his soul?”
And John in the book of Revelation mentioned that the merchants of this world and the system of Babylon trade in the souls of men. It is a major part of the list of merchandise.
“Quantities of the finest cinnamon, spice, incense, frankincense, and myrrh, wine, olive oil, wheat, and the finest flour, sheep, cattle, horses, and their four-wheeled carriages, and the trafficking of the bodies and souls of people.”
Revelation 18:13 TPT
It is a battle for your soul, and it will be won by the person who gets your time. Whoever gets your time has a grip on your soul.
Beloved, who has your time?
Friend, who has your soul?