How to Maximize Your Moments in Time
One of the greatest keys to being empowered and empowering others is understanding the concept of time as it relates to God’s purpose for your life. To empower means: “Help people gain power or authority to do something great”
Eph. 5:15 See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, 16) redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17) Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
Colossians 4:5, Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.
Redeeming the time; or, buying the opportunity: a metaphor taken from merchants, that diligently observe the time for buying and selling, and easily part with their pleasure for gain. The idea being that of a merchant who, knowing the value of an article and the good use to which he can put it, buys it up. (Matthew Poole's Commentary:)
“Because the days are evil” —The days of life in general are so exposed to evil, as to make it necessary to make the most of the seasonable opportunity so long as it lasts. These are days full of difficulties and dangers, by reason of men’s hatred of
Seize the moments or opportunities ordained of God; walk through the open door while it is open. “The opportunity of a lifetime must be seized in the lifetime of the opportunity.” Leonard Ravenhill