|Another way to waste your life is to be unproductive. It doesn’t matter how long you live if you don’t use your life as you should. Although Ebenezer Scrooge was an old man, as he looked back on his life, he saw a waste. Nothing he had done had benefited others or made a difference. His life, although it had been full of years, was not full of good.
As we see in the example from this verse, although the man lived 2,000 years, in the end, he died just like everyone else. Time is the most valuable commodity we have. Others may have a lot more money, but everyone has the same amount of time in a day. None of us are foolish enough to think that we have anywhere near the 2,000 years mentioned in this verse. If his life was a waste because it was unproductive, we have no time to lose.
We shouldn’t measure our lives by the amount of time we have spent on this Earth; instead, we need to value our lives by what we put into them. You control what you do with your life; no one can force you to spend time with your family, go to church, be the friend you should be, etc. That is all up to you. Purpose that you will use your life the way you should and that you will measure it by what you do with your life, not just by how long you have lived.