Read: Proverbs 6:6-8
If you really want to know the importance of time, you must ask an Olympic sprinter who had to secure 4th place with just a difference of milliseconds. Time is very precious. God has blessed His children to be good stewards of time. Spending personal time in prayer with God can make your day productive and effective. If there are friendships or things or habits that take up your time, you must take a stand to regulate them or put a stop to them.
The Bible in Prov. 31 talks about a woman who manages her time effectively. She cares for her household, servants, poor and the needy. She prepares clothing before the winter time for her family. She is never idle. Strength and honour are her clothing. She shall rejoice in time to come (Prov. 31:25). God tells a lazy person to learn from the ant, observe her ways and be wise. The ant, having no chief, officer or ruler, prepares her food in the summer and gathers her provision in the harvest (Prov. 6:6-8).
“Walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore, do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is” (Eph. 5:15-17). If you have a habit of procrastination or if you’re not able to manage time effectively, ask God for wisdom. “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him” (James 1:5).