How many times have you been somewhere without your phone or your watch and you wonder what time it is? You find yourself asking a complete stranger, “do you have the time"?
Let me ask you the same question but in a different way…
How do you spend your time? Is your day wasted away with non-essential things? Do you struggle at the end of the day wondering where the time went? Do you find yourself in a state of panic most of the time, trying to complete a project or keep up with never ending appointments?
Every second is important. Every second is unique. Every second is fleeting. Use your time wisely. Are you making the most out of one of the most precious gifts of life…time?
A.W. Tozier said, “when you kill time, remember that it has no resurrection.”
What about your family? When is the last time you made ‘real’ time for them? Have you dated your spouse lately? If you don’t make the time, it won’t happen.
What about that quality time with your children? Trust me, I know about this – I have six children! I can remember bringing each one of my kids home from the hospital as newborns…changing diapers (okay, maybe not many!), the cute little onesie pajamas with ‘feet’ in them, having those babies grab hold of my finger with their little hands, hearing them say “Da-Da” and the countless other memories that are so awesome! Then before I knew it, my kids grew up to be adults and I have five grandchildren!
Ovid said, “neither the wave that has passed can be recalled nor the hour which has passed return again.”
Are you too busy trying to find that lost piece of information, surfing the internet or pursuing the American dream?
Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” The time is NOW for you to make a change in how you approach this issue of time.
Do you have the time?