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Have you ever been the victim of a robbery? When someone steals something from you, you feel violated and vulnerable. And you become much more vigilant!

Without realizing it, we all allow a certain kind of thief into our lives every day. We allow time thieves to rob us of the precious hours, minutes and seconds of life. These thieves are subtle, but they are extremely dangerous. When they rob you of your time, they’re actually robbing a slice of your life!

What are some of these time thieves?

One thing that devours our time is our own spiritual and emotional immaturities. Any time we let our emotions get out of hand, time is lost? Think about it. How much time over the years have you wasted in anger? How about worry? How many potential wonderful life moments have been stolen from you while you wallowed around in your personal pity parties.

One of the best things we can do in life is to grow up — spiritually, emotionally and relationally. Paul the apostle said it this way in 1 Corinthians 13:11 (TLB) “When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things.”

When you grow up and put away childish things, not only will your life be happier, you’ll have more time to enjoy life and others, and to work productively for God’s Kingdom!

Pastor Dale