Romans 12:10, 11. Be ... not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord. (KJV)
The talent of time is precious. Every day it is given to us in trust, and we shall be called upon to give an account of it to God. It is to be used to God’s glory, and if we would prolong our lives, if we would gain the life that measures with the life of God, we must give the mind pure food. No time should be wasted that might have been used to good account. Jesus Christ is our spiritual touchstone. He reveals the Father. Nothing should be given as food to the brain that will bring before the mind any mist or cloud in regard to the Word of God. No careless inattention should be shown in regard to the cultivation of the soil of the heart. It is the duty of every Christian to acquire habits of order, thoroughness, and dispatch. Decide how long a time is required for a given task, and then bend every effort toward accomplishing the work in the given time. The exercise of the willpower will make the hands move deftly. God grants men the gift of time for the purpose of promoting His glory. If every moment were valued we should have time for everything that we need to do.