Wording of this Handout:
Most really successful people - in any area of life - are able to manage their time well. They set aside time for exercise, work, play, and other things. They make time for prayer, for writing letters, for study. They schedule their days to include periods of concentration on the most important and most relevant things connected to their goals.
Unsuccessful people just drift along, doing whatever they feel like, wasting valuable time on useless things.
A lifetime is only about 75 years. The first quarter is spent at school, the last quarter in retirement. The middle part is the most productive, usually, but it consists of only about 40 years, of which half may be spent eating, sleeping, bathing and other basic things. That leaves about 20 years to do something.
Allowing for exaggeration, it is still true that life is short, so what are you doing with yours? Are you living for Jesus with an eye on the clock and the calendar? Are you trying to make the most of each day for God?
once each day is gone you never get it back - and there is no absolute guarantee that you have a full 75 or so years.
The Bible says we ought to be "Redeeming the time, because the days are evil."
(Ephesians 5:16 New King James Version)