Redeeming the time

My Story of Campus Life

I’ve always had a problem with procrastination. You must know that feeling too, right?

Almost every night, as I went to bed, one of the first thoughts that’d pop into my head was,

“Today was such a waste of time.”

Now, being at university, the amount of free time I have has skyrocketed. Unfortunately, so much of that time goes down the gutter. Even as I am writing this now, I am plagued with distractions.

However, the Bible tells us to “walk, not as unwise, but as wise, redeeming the time, for the days are evil.” So how are you going to spend your time?

When I spend time with fellow believers, whether we’re  at a club event, reading the Bible, or just singing together, I never regret my time spent. In fact, I always have the sense that it was time well spent. Time which has been redeemed. This is what makes my university days meaningful.

Some days, I do study well. I have a good breakfast, I go to all my classes, I do some exercise, I meet up with friends, I do something fun for myself. And yet it still feels like something is missing.

This is why I try to spend as much time as I can with other believers. I want to redeem the time, so that I don’t just finish university having obtained a degree, but to gain something of eternal value.

Johnny Z.
April 2018