Time is A Gift
The generous soul will be made rich, And he who waters will also be watered himself. Proverbs 11:25
I headed into the post office in a hurry. I had many things on my to-do list, but as I entered, I was frustrated to find a long queue all the way back to the door. “Hurry up,” I muttered, glancing at my watch.
Just then, an elderly stranger approached me. “I cannot get this copier to work,” he said, pointing to the machine behind us. “It took my money and I don’t know what to do.” Immediately, I knew what God wanted me to do. I stepped out of the queue, and thankfully I was able to help him with his problem.
The man thanked me and then left. As I turned to get back in the queue, it was gone. I was able to walk straight up to the counter, and buy my stamps.
My experience that day reminds me of the Lord's words: “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you” (Luke 6:38).
My wait seemed shorter because God interrupted my hurry. By turning my eyes to others’ needs and helping me give of my time, He gave me a gift. It is a lesson I hope to remember, next time I look at my watch.
Heavenly Father, all the time I have is in Your hands, a gift from You. Please show me how to use it wisely to bring glory and honour to You. In Jesus name. Amen.