Ephesians 5:16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
Ephesians 5:16 tells us to redeem the time or make the most of every opportunity. Sometimes what hinders us is handling trivial things while keeping the big things on hold. This is often procrastination which is a thief of time. To procrastinate means is to put off doing something unpleasant or burdensome until a future time; especially to postpone habitually. The word comes from two root words: “pro”-forward, and “crastinus”-belonging to the morrow.
Procrastinators’ favorite time is tomorrow and they think “Someday” is another day of the week. Procrastination has sometimes been described as “the grave in which opportunity is buried.” Procrastinators trade the feeling of victory from getting things done for a feeling of relief. The Apostle Paul said, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” and He can strengthen us to tackle the hardest things first (doing the worst first). This approach can also help build momentum into our day to handling the trivial things.
Diligence is one of the details of the life of faith that is rarely mentioned. Diligence will remove procrastination from our lives and bring reward. God rewards the diligent. Proverbs 12:24 says, “The hand of the diligent shall bear rule, but the slothful shall be under tribute.”