STOP AND THINK – Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. (Carl Sandburg, 20th century American writer and poet)

Another way of saying it is “Time is the measure of life.” Or, at least, how we spend our time, what use we make of it will be the gauge of our success or failure. And, as Sandburg notes, we are responsible for that measure. Don’t let anyone else control your use of the time you’ve been given.

Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out your time . . . in reverent fear. (1 Peter 1:17)