The Play Clock


“Pay careful attention, then, to how you walk—not as unwise people but as wise—making the most of the time, because the days are evil.”
-Ephesians 5:15-16 


When you go into a game, athletes have to think they will win. They can’t think they might win. They have to think they will win. If that happens on both sides, it means that there will be two teams entering the game thinking the same thing, and only one will get to live it out. No matter how much we wish we could all win, in the end, one of us will lose. And a big determining factor in who comes out victorious is the infamous game clock.

No matter how much we wish we could, we can’t put more time on the clock in any game. Each game we play is set up to be played in a certain amount of time. Whether it is counted by seconds and minutes or by innings or sets, each game has a set time frame. What we do in this amount of time determines the outcome of the game.

So it is life. Each of us has a set amount of time. We don’t know how long we are on this planet. We don’t know how much time is left for us in life. The only thing we know is that whatever we do in that amount of time is what makes up the outcome of the “game.”

In Ephesians 5:16 we are called to make every opportunity count. The question is, are we doing what we need to do in order to make every one of them count for God?  


1. Do your daily thoughts line up with God’s calling on your life?
2. Are you daily living to build God’s Kingdom?
3. What do you need to change in order to better focus on God every day? 


Isaiah 60:1
1 Corinthians 9:24
2 Timothy 4:7 


“Father, thank You for giving us the opportunity to live for You every day. Thank You for knowing exactly how much time we have on earth. Thank You for giving us everything we need in this world. Help us today to light the path You have chosen for us in order to build Your Kingdom. Help us to do what You want us to do this very day to bring You honor and glory. In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen.”