Back to Work–And Making the Most of It

It’s back to work after the holiday break. I consider this fresh season of work with a new semester and a new year, and I know one thing the pandemic has taught me:

Make the most of today because you don’t know what’s coming. 

The phrase resonates all day:

Make the most of today. 

It’s fun to ask, “How can I make the most of today? What does that look like for me?” In simple terms, it’s like asking how we can enjoy something as much as possible, how we can treasure the moments as much as possible, and how we can make the best use of our resources and skills. Biblically speaking, it’s a call to attune our lives to God each day and embrace the opportunities He gives us.

It’s about being fully present, more aware, more open to God, more willing to do unusual, faith-filled things. It’s about loving those around us more radically, about giving more generously, and about opening wide our hearts.

Ironically, it’s not about doing more. It’s more about pausing to absorb, reflect upon, and enjoy. It’s worship and wonder most of all. From there, I think of making the most of the day by using my words wisely and serving others.

I think of Ephesians 5:15-17: Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.

We can approach our day with this idea of “making the most of every opportunity.” We can pray we are not foolish, but instead understand God’s will for the day.


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