Make the Most of your time

No matter how much time we are given in a day, some of us will always feel we didn’t have enough time. I often find myself in this category. The older I get, the more time I wish I had. I wonder if we all had a stop clock that could reverse time or forward time, which of the functions would we use the most. Personally, I would probably reverse time the most.

I say this because there are a lot of people I wish I had spent more time with before they transitioned from this life to the next. I can’t reverse time, so I am left with a bit of sadness; sadness from the time I missed out on with loved ones.

The month of August for me and my siblings has been filled with a lot of heartache. No matter the length of life a loved one had, to me, it will always be too soon for them to leave this world. We know we all have to leave this world because this is not our final destination. My question is: how are you making the most of your time?

From this point on, I sure would hope that we have an urge in our spirit to glance over our lives and realize how blessed we are and make a daily effort to use our time in such a way that it makes a positive impact in this world.

It is so important now, more than ever, that we don’t neglect how precious time is. When it has passed, we cannot get it back. All the time in the world doesn’t exist to any individual and that’s why it is so important that we don’t get lost in meaningless things or consumed with sadness. God has so much for us to enjoy in this abundant life and that is why His son came and gave up His life for us. We shouldn’t use our time up with a heavy heart. We have to use that love to give to the ones who are left here, including ourselves. Have fun, laugh, dream, work, play and take the time to do the things that bring light and love into your space.

Cookouts, barbecues, family reunions, class reunions, birthday parties, weddings, are all happy occasions and if you are going to be in the midst of any joyous occasion, let it be with the people who value you. Make the most of your time.

Psalm 90: 4 states: For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.

A day may be too little time for some of us but for God, it is just enough. When tomorrow comes do not look back on yesterday and wish – if only I had done this or that – but make the most of this ‘right now’ moment every day.

Min. Shaquatta Edgar

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