According to 3 John 1:2, God desires for you to "prosper and be in health even as your soul prospers."
What that means is that beyond everything that could possibly happen, and beyond all of the issues, challenges, and even frustrations that you and I may face, God's desire is for you to overcome and prosper above and beyond them all; reaching unto the highest dimensions and levels of success. The qualifying factor is "even as your soul prospers", because you can only experience the measure of success in as much as your mental capacity can embrace and sustain it. Sustainability is a person's ability to handle, manage or carry what has been produced indefinitely or for a duration and length of time. How you measure the use and application of time will determine your dimension of sustainability which will correspondingly determine how much and what kind of weight of success you can handle, carry, and manage, thus determining the amount of prosperity you are able to experience.
Before creation there was no time. It was God the Eternal One alone within the portals of eternity when He decided in His infinite wisdom to create a man one who would have the capacity to think creatively, judge, make decisions, have passions and desires just like God Himself. Thus, Genesis 1:26-28, and Genesis 2:7 occurred. It says in Gen. 2:7, "and the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." It was at this crucial landmark juncture that man entered into the realm called time and began his journey on earth to fulfill God's original plan and intent for this magnificent royal creature who was made in His own image and likeness.
I want to provide a few things for you to consider and think about for a few moments. God created time, and it is a dimension within eternity operating on the continuum of life and death. Use time to cultivate every gift. It's humanity's truest currency!
1) Time comes to us in measurable increments
2) Time is a currency
3) Put a value on your time
4) What do you have to show for your time?
5) Invest time like a financial investment - i.e., invest time reading a book, learning, growing, increasing your knowledge and expertise.
The greatest painters, singers, wealthiest people of all invested time wisely. Show me an empty soul and I'll show you someone who invested time poorly towards self-development and pursuit of their divine purpose.
Spend time praying, reading your Bible, and develop a vision in relationship with other believers so you can make a dent in the world, and the next generation will honor you and speak of you favorably for the generous contribution you made during your life time.
Consider spending time investing in your wealth. Retain a financial counselor, and prepare to execute a strategy to get out of bad debt, establish a healthy savings and investments for the future.
Make every moment count. Time doesn't wait for any man. Be sure to stick to a schedule. Schedule everything: Family time, leisure time, study time, etc.
Make sure that the dash between your birth date and death date matters, and think about how you spend your dash. There are 365 days in each year. Make sure that each day is spent intentionally and purpose-fully. Most of all, spend quality time having a conversation with God so that you'll know how to use the rest of it the wisest. Personally, "I shall declare the works of the Lord as my dash." How about you? Optimum Blessings!
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