Time That Precious Commodity The most precious commodity we have is time, because time is the one thing that once it has gone we cannot get it back.
Many people live in the “Would Have, Could Have, Should Have”, they wish they would have accomplished something or another and now the time has gone and they live in regret.
The only way to avoid this scenario is to live your live with a positive sense of urgency.
Jesus lived his life this way because he understood the times, and the disciples also understood this, that is why when writing to the Corinthian church Paul wrote:
2Co 6:2 (For He says, "In an acceptable time I heard you, and in a day of salvation, I helped you;" Behold, now is the accepted time. Behold, now is the day of salvation.)
Indecision is the major thing that holds people back and it is mainly a result of fear. Some people have to wait until everything is perfect before they a move. However that is not God way, because God made a huge decision when things were far from perfect and that was to come to where we were to save us:
Rom 5:8 But God commends His love toward us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us.
You see, if you wait for the perfect time you will never do anything:
Ecc 11:4 He who watches the wind shall not sow; and he who pays attention to the clouds shall not reap.
Life is about taking risks, because it is the risk that allows us to trust God more, so we need to remove fear out of the way and step out in faith so that we can allow God to work in our lives.
Satan would want us to waste time because he understands the more time we waste is the less likely it is that we will fulfil our God given destiny:
Eph 1:5 having predestined us to the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,
Eph 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them.
This is why Satan has setup his system of distraction and it is call modern entertainment. If he can get people to seek after fame or watch those people seeking after fame, then he can stop us from thinking about the deeper things and waste a lot of time.
This is why there are so many things to entertain us, it is on tap, you can fulfil whatever entertainment desire you may have, it is just a button push away. On demand this and on demand that!
If you can nullify the masses you can paralyse them and the saddest part is, most people are oblivious to what is going on.
This is why we need to be like the man of Issachar, knowing the times and knowing what Israel should be doing.
We need to know the times and understand what we should be doing.
We live in the world but we are not of the world and the only way we can live like this is to have our minds renewed in the word of God.
Eph 5:16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
Eph 5:17 Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
Eph 5:18 And do not be drunk with wine, in which is excess, but be filled with the Spirit,
Eph 5:19 speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
Eph 5:20 always giving thanks for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Eph 5:21 submitting yourselves to one another in the fear of God.
Many people waste a lot of time through procrastination, they know what they should be doing, but they find other things to fill their time.
That is the biggest killer in our business because the only way a person is going to be successful in building their Reliv business is through, Consistency, Persistency and Determination.
We need to understand that the thing which produces growth in our businesses is when we are out there speaking to people, sowing seeds. Everything else may be good but it is not causing growth.
People use fear to stop them making the decisions that will advance them, they use it too:
1. Not talk to anyone
2. Not plug into the system
3. Not come into the business
4. Not to upgrade to MA
5. Sit down and just watching their MA order
6. Make excuses
7. Point the finger
Time is too short for all these things and it is the only commodity we cannot get back. So, have a sense of urgency, trust God and change your results.
Jason Gregory Business Coach & Mentor
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