Time is of the Essence

Time is of the Essence

We must be efficient and productive with the short time we have on earth. Blaise Pascal, the French mathematician, stated, “If I had enough time, I would have written a shorter letter.” Mark Twain quoted Pascal. And as time is of the essence, I will be as concise as possible with regard to this message. Tick-tock.

Time is of the essence. As water passes in the flow of a river and sand drops in an hour glass, time is ticking. Tick-tock. What are you doing with your time? How is your efficiency and productivity? Are you efficient and productive with your time? How can you streamline your life with regard to time?

It is Written in Ecclesiastes 3:1, “To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under Heaven.” There is a world famous song on this chapter titled “Turn! Turn! Turn!” The LORD prompts us to consider how we manage our energy and time.

When we manage our movements even within our own respective houses, are we being efficient and productive? How can we streamline the utilization of our time and maximize its management and unlocking of value?

I find myself ever aware and conscious of time ticking past us. I want to be as efficient and productive as humanly possible with great significance and impact. I now strategize ways and means to tactically implement greater time management, energy balance, efficiency and productivity to the best of my ability.

For example, when moving from one room in the house to the next, are there any items I can shift from one place to the other to help maintain order? If I need to go from the bedroom to the office, do I have my walking shoes before going outside to exercise instead of having to return from whence I came?

These movements of small items like walking shoes may sound silly, but this helps with time efficiency and productivity. And when I find I must return at the risk of waking sleeping wife or children, I cringe! The cost of going backward is high. We must progress in a forward direction.

Are you waking early in the mornings to give unto The LORD your first fruits of time in the day reading The Word, meditating on It, listening to Jesus’ Holy Spirit Voice, obeying Him and petitioning Father GOD with prayer as needed? Or do you miss your time with Jesus? Spend quality time with Jesus and family!

Time is of the essence.






Be efficient and productive with energy and time!

PRAYER: Father GOD, in Jesus’ Name help us be time efficient and productive. Amen.

“Turn! Turn! Turn!:”

Blessings in The Most High


By Landon

One reply on “Time is of the Essence”

Great piece, Landon. How do we balance the need to be effective with our time with the needs of our family, who might have different (palm tree) personalities, who require more breathing room in this regard? How do we not become so effecient that we forget that others might not have the same mindset and need the freedom to do exactly the opposite – waste time.


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