Tuesday, October 26, 2010


I'm so glad I don't have someone with a stopwatch standing over me every hour of the day! Imagine having to be clocked over every single task. Imagine discovering how much time you actually wasted. Yes, in a sense, we do need to be caretakers over our time.

In this shortened version, the Book of Ecclesiastes says it so well: "There is a time for everything...a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to embrace and a time to refrain, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace."

What time do you find yourself in now? I believe I'm in the throw away time. It's amazing how much stuff you can accumulate. Mind you, there are times when you get rid of things then wish you hadn't. Still, it's far better to "clear the decks" once in a while. And that's not time wasted.

As far as my life is concerned, I often ask myself  'am I using it wisely?' I've only got one life with its fleeting span while here on earth. And am I fulfilling what the lord has planned for me? Have I cared enough, loved enough, helped enough, prayed enough? No. I know I haven't, but my desire is to please the Lord and so I ask Him daily to help me use my time wisely and to guide me in all of life's decisions.

Why not ask yourself how well you're using the time you have?

1 comment:

Margaret said...

So very true! I have a plaque in my kitchen that is based on Phil.1:21 and reads: Only one life - it'll soon be past. Only what's done for Christ will last. Thanks for the reminder.