Daily Devotional

It Won’t Take Time

Redeem Your Time

2nd May 2021

Scripture Reading: 1 Samuel 30: 1-20


“And it came to pass, when David and his men were come to Ziklag on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the south, and Ziklag, and smitten Ziklag, and burned it with fire;” (1 Samuel 30: 1)

Our Focal Scripture speaks of how “… it came to pass…”. That speaks of the passage of time. So as time passed, David suffered the misfortune of having his abode invaded by the enemies. Ziklag was burnt, and David’s wives and children as well as wives and children of his men were taken away. The passage of time unveiled negativity for David and his men; the passage of time birthed negative results for David and his men.

Friend, hear me as I hear the Lord: the passage of time will not bring you pain. The passage of time will not make you irrelevant; the passage of time will not make you fall out of favour with God and men; the passage of time will not cause your best days to be spoken of in past tense; the passage of time will not reduce you or exchange your destiny; as days turn to weeks and to months and years, you will not go down.

Hear me again: time will not fight against you; time will not work against you; the passage of time will not bury your destiny; the passage of time will not push you out of your space; the passage of time will not import negativity into your life; the passage of time will not give birth to bad news; the passage of time will not unveil attacks that will reduce your destiny; the passage of time will not subdue you or bring you losses.

Don’t sit back and allow the enemy to make a mess of your time. Redeem your time in the place of prayer. Speak into your time; tell your time what you want to see in it; tell your time what results you want it to bring forth; tell your time to work in your favour; speak to your time and tell it how you want it to behave; give your time instructions that it must obey; tell your time to give you more than you labored for.

Time can work for you if only you can give it instructions for it to obey. Redeem your time. Don’t allow your time to birth negative results.


Time will not birth negative results for me; time will work in my favour, in Jesus’ name!

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“Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” (Ephesians 5: 16)

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