Reviewed this article and realised that five years ago, in 2011, I had already begun using the word “align”. Today, many are still asking, “How do we align? or “What does alignment entail?” May this article encourage you to begin checking your alignment by reviewing how you are spending your time.
As a busy Singaporean, I am always wishing there was more time to do the 1,001 things on my to-do list; and the other 1,001 that I didn’t quite have the time to put down on that list.
One day, I cried out to the Lord, “I need more time!” Quite immediately, the words of Eph 5:16 popped into my mind: “… redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” Upon deeper study, I realised that the word ‘time’ was not chronos but kairos. We are not asked to redeem the chronos but the kairos!
Chronos, from which we get the word ‘chronology’, refers to a passage or quantity of time. Each of us has 24 hours each day. Whether young or old, man or woman, tall or short, 24 hours is all we get. It is no point asking for more time if we are first not disciplined…
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