Out time is valuable. Our time is a commodity that only we have the ability to offer. We get to decide if we want to share our time with or for someone else. Yes, investing in others takes time out of our busy lives. Depending upon the situation it may mean a substantial investment, but it could also mean less than fifteen minutes.
Philippians 2:4 NLT
“Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.”
In the time it takes to get to work, we can pray for our friends and family. It takes all of ten seconds to compose and send a text, but that text may make all the difference in someone’s life. A quick phone call may be the only voice that helps changes someone’s negative attitude into a more positive perspective. That offer to bring supplies to a party, to make a treat for the neighborhood outreach, to meet a friend who needs to talk, to assist someone with a project; these are all things that take time, but it’s time that is well spent and can represent a substantial commodity in other people’s lives. Our investment of time may seem fairly inconsequential in the moment, yet that moment may have a tremendous impact. Time. Five seconds, five minutes or an hour; our contribution of time can have an important impact and be an encouragement. Our time may have a positive influence that we never really know about, but our God knows and that’s what counts. Our time is too valuable to keep to ourselves, so share the bounty of your time with others.