Defend Your Time | Power Nuggets

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The youth today earn more in a month than what some people earned in a year, two decades ago.

Everyone is an active participant in that rat race for new jobs, higher promotions and a fatter salary.

The race exists because of consistently increasing better job opportunities with higher salary packages for smarter skills.

The temptation of an outlandish offer and pressure to perform or the ludicrous threat of being expelled has become poisonous fuel in the minds of the youth today.

Using the pressure to perform as a whip and the luxury of life as bait, the youth today are coerced to work as slaves in the modern world of freedom.

The best of your strength will be sold to the glass buildings and the most creative ideas will belong to the corners of plywood cubicles in the workstations.

And sooner than we think, the young will be young no more.

Flog yourself, work overtime and you can get more money.

Work like mad, you can get a new job.

With it, your new apartment, cars and yea, higher loans will be yours, too. The problem with the race to the busyness of life is that you might win.

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However, you can never get more time. And what makes it scarier is that you never truly know how much of that time you have left.

My plea to the youth of today is simple, don’t let fear and insecurity of tomorrow drive you like a madman down this never ending spiral stairs of work life.

Defend your time. It is your greatest asset. Say no to overtime.

Don’t be pressured to perform beyond your allotted time. Enjoy your life, family and most of all God.

And I shouldn’t have to tell, but … Give the best of your youth to God.

It won’t happen if you will wait till next month, after next promotion or marriage.

Start today. It’s now or never.

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  • ElizabethMathew

    so true … :)

  • ElizabethMathew

    so true … :)

  • Princy

    excellent!!! so true..so apt!!!

  • Princy

    excellent!!! so true..so apt!!!

  • Bernadine

    Time lost is lost forever.  How true in today’s rat race, especially this time of the year, the spirit of competition to get entrance to the IITs and IIMs is phenomenal.  Teenage children are beginning to earn more than their parents and independence and self-reliance has got the better of them.

    But setting priorities right and asking the Lord to be the Lord over the day’s agenda is very important.  The Bible says redeem the time for the days are evil.  

    May many be blessed by this blogpost and begin from today.

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/blog Shyju Mathew

      Amen to that sister!

  • Bernadine

    Time lost is lost forever.  How true in today’s rat race, especially this time of the year, the spirit of competition to get entrance to the IITs and IIMs is phenomenal.  Teenage children are beginning to earn more than their parents and independence and self-reliance has got the better of them.

    But setting priorities right and asking the Lord to be the Lord over the day’s agenda is very important.  The Bible says redeem the time for the days are evil.  

    May many be blessed by this blogpost and begin from today.

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      Amen to that sister!

  • Quinton Egbert

    Ecclesiastes 12
     1 Remember your CREATOR
       in the days of your YOUTH,
    before the days of trouble come
       and the years approach when you will say,
       “I find no pleasure in them”—
    2 before the sun and the light
       and the moon and the stars grow dark,
       and the clouds return after the rain;
    3 when the keepers of the house tremble,
       and the strong men stoop,
    when the grinders cease because they are few,
       and those looking through the windows grow dim;
    4 when the doors to the street are closed
       and the sound of grinding fades;
    when people rise up at the sound of birds,
       but all their songs grow faint;
    5 when people are afraid of heights
       and of dangers in the streets;
    when the almond tree blossoms
       and the grasshopper drags itself along
       and desire no longer is stirred.
    Then people go to their eternal home
       and mourners go about the streets.
     6 Remember HIM—before the silver cord is severed,
       and the golden bowl is broken;
    before the pitcher is shattered at the spring,
       and the wheel broken at the well,
    7 and the dust returns to the ground it came from,
       and the spirit returns to God who gave it.

  • Quinton Egbert

    Ecclesiastes 12
     1 Remember your CREATOR
       in the days of your YOUTH,
    before the days of trouble come
       and the years approach when you will say,
       “I find no pleasure in them”—
    2 before the sun and the light
       and the moon and the stars grow dark,
       and the clouds return after the rain;
    3 when the keepers of the house tremble,
       and the strong men stoop,
    when the grinders cease because they are few,
       and those looking through the windows grow dim;
    4 when the doors to the street are closed
       and the sound of grinding fades;
    when people rise up at the sound of birds,
       but all their songs grow faint;
    5 when people are afraid of heights
       and of dangers in the streets;
    when the almond tree blossoms
       and the grasshopper drags itself along
       and desire no longer is stirred.
    Then people go to their eternal home
       and mourners go about the streets.
     6 Remember HIM—before the silver cord is severed,
       and the golden bowl is broken;
    before the pitcher is shattered at the spring,
       and the wheel broken at the well,
    7 and the dust returns to the ground it came from,
       and the spirit returns to God who gave it.

  • Nidhirmathew

    Amen I pray whoever reads this post open their eyes and realize the truth. Grace..

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/blog Shyju Mathew

      Amen!

  • Nidhirmathew

    Amen I pray whoever reads this post open their eyes and realize the truth. Grace..

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      Amen!

  • Nishaline_cd

    Amen….
    When we give priority to God, he will provide our needs coz he is our provider. We should look into his rightousness & kingdom. He knows better than what we want.

    Praise God

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      Thanks for sharing.

  • robinflyhigh

    Well Said : Give the best of your youth to God…

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      Amen!

  • http://twitter.com/JeniferSam Jenifer Sam

    This is going to be forwarded to my class/friends via mail. This is going to be shared on facebook and twitter. This is going to be pasted in my heart and mind. Thank you!

  • Jenifer Sam

    This is going to be forwarded to my class/friends via mail. This is going to be shared on facebook and twitter. This is going to be pasted in my heart and mind. Thank you!

  • Nishaline_cd

    Amen….
    When we give priority to God, he will provide our needs coz he is our provider. We should look into his rightousness & kingdom. He knows better than what we want.

    Praise God

  • http://twitter.com/robinflyhigh Robin Singh

    Well Said : Give the best of your youth to God…

  • http://www.shyjumathew.com/blog Shyju Mathew

    Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.shyjumathew.com/blog Shyju Mathew

    Amen!

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