Days turn into weeks, months, and years in the blink of an eye. And like the morning fog, our life here last just a moment before it is gone. This is not to despair, but rather to live well.
As kids, our birthday seemed to take forever to come. And then, as we grew older, it became harder to keep up with our age as the years passed by so quickly.
Unfortunately, while we are more aware of the passing of time, many of us still live as if our days are not numbered.
Certainly there is no need to grow morbid or hyper-focus on the brevity of time. However, in realizing our time here is short we can focus on what matters the most.
All too often we put off building a life that matters under the illusion of having plenty of time.
We then set ourselves up for many regrets when we look back and realize how much time has been lost.
We each get 24 hours a day. And we get to decide how to invest this time.
Are you investing your time in work that matters? A year from now, what would you have wished you had started today?
Are you investing your time in meaningful relationships? It takes time to forge deep connections and if we wait too long we may miss our opportunity with some individuals.
For example, our kids are only under our roof for a few short years. This time matters in shaping our future relationship with them and should not be taken for granted.
In looking back, we may realize we have not used our time wisely. It is not too late. Time can be redeemed.
You can start today investing your time in what matters most.
Don’t waste the time God has given you. Invest it wisely to bring more life and goodness into the world.