Do Your Time Wisely

 In Daily Devotional

Ephesians 5:15-17

“Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.”

I am often asked what kinds of things I did in prison after I got saved but before I went home. As I stated earlier, I planned every day as to how I could pursue more of God during my waking hours. I tried to separate myself as best I could from all the worldly activities going on around me such as watching TV, reading newspapers, playing cards, and the usual kinds of conversations most inmates have in prison. I’m certain you know what I’m talking about.

The verse quoted above really got my attention and I tried to apply it to my situation. We all know how much evil there is around us, especially in prison. God’s will is for us to separate ourselves from it, and use our time wisely in living for Him. It would be foolish not to heed this warning, especially since we want to know what the Will of the Lord is for our lives.

Don’t let your time foolishly do you. Instead, take control and do your time wisely.


Ask the Father to show you by His Holy Spirit some things you can begin to implement in your daily schedule to better use your time. Ask Him to help you make the most of every opportunity.

Do your time wisely.

Dive Deeper: Study Ephesians 5.