The key to spiritual breakthrough is time. One has to be in tune with the Holy Spirit, in order to secure major breakthroughs in life.

Appreciating the importance of time and time management is one of the major indicators that distinguish successful people. Nature operates with a remarkable sense of timing, which reveals the mystery of God’s word and power. The sun knows when to rise and set, ants know when to gather and birds know when to migrate without any human interference or organization (Jer. 8:7).

Life has natural seasons: summer, autumn, winter and spring, or, as in the tropics, dry (hot) and rainy (cold) seasons. Understanding these seasons enables us to prepare under different conditions and to accomplish our goals. Understanding this also helps because the demands of one season differ from those of another. A perfect illustration of this is clothing. You certainly would not wear boots and a wool coat in tropical weather. Knowing the rainy and dry seasons helps farmers know when to clear the land, sow and harvest. Jesus said, “I must work . . . whilst it is day, the night cometh when no man can work.” (John 9:4)

Understanding the importance of time is the springboard for true and lasting success. If there is true success then there can also be false success, the kind that lasts for a season. Everyone was created for a purpose and was given an exact time to fulfil that purpose (Ps. 40:7). When this time is not used for its intended purpose, it is wasted and lost forever. What makes this issue critical is that at the end of the age all of humanity will stand before God to give an account of what they did with their time on earth (Rom. 14:12).

Everyone is a steward of time, and time does not belong to anyone. For with man, time begins when he is born and ends when he dies. Having an understanding of time gives one fulfillment as well as success. Using time unproductively is almost suicidal. I challenge you to burn time productively and give light to your world!

Everyone on earth has 24 hours in a day and seven days in a week. What distinguishes one from another is the premium that one places on time.

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