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Since birth, God has given you time here on earth so that you can fulfill His will. But even so, you can be attacked and you will find out that your time has been wasted by so many things and so you don’t have control, dominion or authority over your time.
Years go by and you waste a lot of time and you are left asking “what have I been doing all this time”? We have to keep praying to God so that He can help us redeem our lost time. Especially in this last half of the year 2020, which is ushering us into new decade, we need grace to do what we were unable to do in the past years.
And therefore, we have to pray to God to help us find out what makes us waste time in life.
Ephesians 5:15-17 says that;
15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.
It is good to ask God to help us redeem our time help us make use of every opportunity. We should be keen and have the desire to avoid mistakes and bad consequences.
.Lack of Direction in Life.
When you lack direction in life, that means you are not focused. If there’s one key that can save your time is when you have direction. When you have a direction in life, you can do much more with your time, than when you have none.
You will achieve more in life when you have a direction in life. Having specific goals in your life helps one to live a progressive kind of life.
We need to keep praying to God to give us direction in life. There are so many things we can be doing. You can decide to be a busy body. Full of activities. But being busy and having so many activities doesn’t mean that you are making progress.
Progress comes from set goals and direction. The measure of progress is goals. There’s a certain direction that you must decide to follow in life.
Pray that God will give you a divine leading in your life in the name of Jesus, especially for next decade of our life. That you shall not lose your time. That you shall not be hoping from one thing to another.
God told the children of Israel in Deuteronomy 1:6 “You have stayed long enough at this mountain.” You can be going around one point for a very long time. Years will come and go and you will end up wasting valuable time.
It is high time you sat down and ask God whom you are or why did He create you, because life is short and we need wisdom to number our days.
Learn to seek wisdom and knowing the will of God in your life.
This happens when you know what you have to do but you keep postponing it. You don’t take a step and make progress in life. You keep saying you will but you eventually end up without accomplishing it.
Even the Bible says that he who knows what is right and does not do it is a sinner! James 4:17 It is wise to stop procrastinating. Even we enter the next decade, ask God to help you do what you need to do so that there shall be progress in your life.
May He give you the Grace to do only what you are supposed to be doing. Break every spirit of procrastination.
May you receive divine leading and direction in all areas of your life and declare that you are not going to procrastinate any more. Take a point of action and declare what you have to do.
This is what cause people not to actualize the new year resolutions they make at the beginning of the year, even if there sometimes is warfare hindering us from going forward.
Declare that you are going to come out of the valley of decisions, in the name of Jesus.
Sickness is not just there to bring pain in your body. It is a time waster. If you read John 5:5 A man had been sick for 38 years. This sickness took most of his prime time of his life.
Chronic diseases are great time wasters. They are schemes of the enemy to delay you from your destiny.
Ask God for healing by faith. Let that yoke of sickness be broken.
People are maimed by accidents. Refuse all the plans of the wicked to place all forms of deformities in our lives.
Name every form of disease and declare that you receive divine health against it. Sometimes we are even forced to sell our property to meet medical bills. May such diseases and attacks be defeated in Jesus mighty name.
The devil may see how you are moving with speed and he decides to bring you down with a disease, just to waste your time. He slows you down with something that the doctors will advice you to be taking medication forever.
We refuse such conditions in the name of Jesus.
- Closed doors
People suffer and waste a lot of time when their doors are closed. You will realize that you can be late for what you would have already acquired. For instance, you could be due for marriage, but the doors are closed and the years are going.
Some of these doors we need to seek for divine intervention because it might not be the will of God for you to be in such a state.
Isaiah 45:2 I will go before you and will level the mountains[a]; I will break down gates of bronze
and cut through bars of iron.
We have spiritual doors just like we have physical doors that lead into a place. These doors can be opened or closed. The bible says that, “See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut.” Rev 3.8
There are doors that are supposed to be closed because they let in evil and there are doors of opportunities and blessings in our lives. May God go before you and break the gates of bronze.
It is possible that there are spiritual doors hindering you from going beyond a certain point in life. May the Lord open doors for job opportunities, doors for marriage, doors to travel abroad and for each desire you have in your heart.
Knock a door by faith and declare it to be open. Even if the devil has placed doors of iron, they will have to come to come down through the powerful name of Jesus.
As you pray mention every situation and speak to it as a closed door and receive salvation from the Lord. Receive the grace for open doors. May there be a harvest of testimonies after making this prayer.
Money answers all things and so lack of resources can really waste your time which you could have taken a short time to accomplish only if you had the money & resources. You struggle. There is a battle- a financial battle.
Can you speak to this yoke? This limiter of destiny! God has given us power to make wealth…according to Hid richness and glory.
When you pray, declare that you refuse the York of poverty. The bible says that, …your gates shall remain open so that you can receive the wealth of the nations. Open the doors to receive your blessing. REMEMBER that Jesus became poor so that you can be rich.
Poverty causes people to enter in to evil ways of living like: prostitution, theft and other demonic ways.
6. Yokes of wickedness
Some acts that we have allowed in our lives eat us slowly by slowly and before we realize it turns has turned into a habit that we cannot control. Some people are at a point of no control.
Imagine being imprisoned because of being wicked acts like rapping, pornography, drunkardness, drugs, perverted lives. You will waste a lot of time in prison.
Some many people are wasting in prison yet they have talents and gives but they are bound.
If you are always in a state of backsliding in your life, don’t you see that is a time waster? You will keep praying in repentance! When will you pray for progress and other areas in your life?
The devil uses evil to waste the lives of those with a great destiny just to make sure that they won’t live the lives GOD ordained for them.
Arise and refuse the lies of the devil. Do not let him plant acts of wickedness in your life. Do not open that door for him.
Righteousness is a precious thing. Righteousness is the Kingdom of God. If you hold unto righteousness, it is for your own good.
You will have dealt with a lot of time wasters and worthless things in life. May God deliver us from yokes of wickedness.
- Family challenges
When families are attacked, it is not only the marriage are targeted. The devil wants to slow you down. Divorce and separations, infightings within the family, rebellious children and other factors can be a great time waster.
Young people pray and tell God to deliver you from family challenges. Even when in courtship. Ask Him to give you the sense of direction even in getting the right partner. So that your time shall not be wasted in divorces and separations.
You can still ask God to restore your lost years as He says in Joel 2:25, and declare that you shall emerge victorious.
Barrenness is a spirit! This spirit can be in business or in your ministry or even your career. It hinders your fruitfulness.
Being unproductive will lose your time because you can never move forward. Always being stagnant in the same place, even in your academics.
In 2 kings 2:19 Jericho was unproductive but God Elijah healed their waters. Pray that you will be fruitful in the next ten years.
Your beginnings may be humble but you will end in greatness. Receive the grace to break the cords of barrenness.
This applies even in your giftings. You could be a gifted singer but you have never released even a single song!
- Wounded emotional life
Wounded people waste a lot of time nursing their hurt and seeking strength. For you to be able to move with speed you will also need emotional strength. When the devil steals your joy, he has stollen a better part of your strength.
It is better you keep your peace so that you are able to keep your power. You don’t want to rile the Holy Spirit by hurting your emotions.
Guard your heart as the bible says in Proverbs 4:23 – above all else guard your heart.
Pray against bitterness, self pity, heartbroken relationships, unforgiveness and living in your past. Come out of your past and self-pity.
Even a wounded animal moves slowly has no speed. A car with a flat tire cannot move as expected. Jesus came to heal the broken hearted.
You cannot move with speed if you are wounded in life. You are going to waste a lot of energy and strength. Your precious time and nursing your wounds with regrets and remembering you bitter past.
May You receive inner healing, in Jesus mighty name.
When you are stressed and tired, you become unproductive; this brings making mistakes. You need to rest to be fruitful.
There is tear and wear in life if you don’t rest. Your body needs rest. Even if you need to move with speed, you cannot work both night and day.
When the devil realizes that he cannot stop you, he lets you move with speed. He plans to finish you with speed. Your body will reach a point it can’t take any more, and thus you will waste a lot of time nursing your tired body.
Learn to retreat and replenish your strength. It is not about working hard, it is all about working smart and so for you to make sobber judgments, you need sobber minds.
There are so many entertainment opportunities in the world right now. You can watch videos whole night! If you use your body wrongly, you won’t be here for a long time.
May the Lord help us to redeem wasted time and use it for the rightful things like prayer.
May God help us even to realize other forms of time wasters, even in our personal lives. They could be friends or a trend you have. Receive your freedom.
I made these notes during Teachings by Apostle John Kimani William, during ten days of prayer and fasting. Feel free to share and leave a comment.