It is so much easier to hear a phrase like “making the best use of your time” from someone like Paul. Someone, who, in jail – could be bemoaning and belly aching and complaining and figuratively walking away from Jesus, and is instead, making the best use of HIS time by speaking plainly the mysteries of Christ + His body to us.
Paul knew that while his hands were in chains, his heart was free to minister for Jesus. Are you believing that you’re chained up today by WHERE you are? By your season? Your circumstances? Look down at those hands and see the chains fall off. Make the best use of your time.
Continue steadfastly in prayer.
Be straight up watchful in your thanksgiving. Don’t let a day pass without practicing your thanks.
Pray for your leaders.
Walk in wisdom.
Be gracious in your speech.
Remember Paul’s chains.
Grace be with you, sister.