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Your time is limited, make it count!

You only have 24 hours in a day...

What if I told you your time on earth is limited? What if I told you that you are going to die? I’m not trying to provoke you to fear. And I am definitely not prophesying your early death! I’m illustrating a simple fact. The time we have on this earth is limited and finite. At some point in the future our lives will end. In James 4:14, the Bible describes the ephemerality life in this way, “Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” This passage is not intended to cause fear, but it illustrates a simple set of facts: 1) our time is limited, 2) we must use our time wisely in order to have the most impact.

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If you only have 24 hours in a day, your success depends upon how you use the 24. 

The difference between billionaires like Oprah Winfrey, Warren Buffet, and Bill Gates is and the rest of us, is that Oprah, Warren and Bill use their 24 hours wisely. They don’t waste time. They don’t procrastinate. They take action, they work hard, they utilize productive habits, and they do it every single day.

God desires you to be successful. In John 10:10 Jesus very clearly states, “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” Jesus came so we may live life abundantly and to the full! 

In order to be successful, you don’t need more time, you don’t need more resources, you don’t need more stuff. God has equipped you with everything you need. You have Holy Spirit, God the creator of the universe, living inside of you. And you have 24 hours every single day, just like the rest of us. If you use your time wisely, commit your work to the Lord and invite God to be a part of everything that you do, you will be successful. I promise that.

Commit your actions to the Lordand your plans will succeed. – Proverbs 16:3

Gary Vaynerchuk, an Internet personality, motivational speaker and successful serial entrepreneur,  when asked by a fan for three words of inspiration, famously responded with, “you’re gonna die.” It seems morbid and fear-inducing, but his heart behind it is quite the opposite. When we realize that our time on earth is limited, and in order to fulfill our dreams we need to productively use our time wisely, it changes how we think. I, for one, am less inclined to spend time sitting on the couch scrolling through Netflix trying to find something to watch. I would prefer to be reading a book, planning out my visions and dreams, or taking an online course, or doing something that can get me closer to fulfilling my life’s goals.

I want to encourage you today to go out and do something you haven’t done before. Take action where you haven’t taken action before. Turn an idea into reality. Plan out your goals for this year and make an attainable list of action items that can help you walk closer and closer to achieving your goals each day. Do something outside of your comfort zone. The God of the universe has created you in His image. Go show the world what that looks like and do something powerful today.

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This post was written by Matthew Bell, founder of Startup Revival, an organization with a mission to launch and disciple Christian entrepreneurs all over the world. Matthew’s guiding principle is that we are created to create. The world needs more entrepreneurs. Build something.

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