Happy Monday. “Time is life; our most precious commodity. You can’t store it, freeze it, or dehydrate it for another day.” (from A Voice. A Vessel)
If I were to guess about your schedule, I would say, “You’re busy!”
But doing what?
I came upon some facts not long ago that made me pause.
We wait in the doctor’s office, for a return call, at the bus stop, waiting for the coffee to brew. Some are waiting for the “right one” to come along.
Unfortunately, we also wait:
To say, “I’m sorry.”
To call a friend.
To write that overdue note.
To say, “I love you.”
The doctor will see you. The call will come. The bus will arrive and the coffee will brew.
Will those things we so often put off get done?
Jesus said in John 10:10, “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
If it is to be the life that He wants us to enjoy, it must contain those hours, minutes, even seconds making people a priority of our time.
A quote from the book Try Giving Yourself Away is true:
“Happiness must be sipped, not drained from life in great gulps…A portion of thyself is a sip of happiness, as satisfying as it is costless.”
James 4:14 says that life is a vapor; it appears for a while, then vanishes.
Take a can of room freshener and give it a squirt. How long does the mist last? Seconds? That is James’ picture of life.
If we sleep eight hours a day until we are seventy-five, we will be out for 219,150 hours. So little time to live!
Someone has said, “Life is a journey, not a destination.” As time is used wisely, a minute here, an hour there, our days will become happy.
Who needs your call today?
What note would encourage someone?
What friend needs to hear your voice?
What life could you change even now?