There is no such thing as wasting Time. We each invest our priceless moments as we’ve decided to do. Once spent, they return back to God’s Timeless Eternity. Time was created from that Eternity to school you and I. It’s our proving ground. As such, we’re never merely wasting it. One way or the other, we’re investing it.
You nor I will live these moments we’re spending together again. I’ve spent the previous hours preparing and writing for you. You have chosen to read what I’ve written. Each of us spends our moments as we choose.
You know the bit in Ecclesiastes about there being a time for everything, right? Pete Seeger wrote “Turn, Turn, Turn!” in the late ’50s. The song hit international stardom with The Byrds in ’65, and in the U.S. it’s famous for being the #1 hit song with the oldest lyrics.
Context. It’s good to read in width–like the rest of Ecclesiastes, for instance. Check out 7:14 & 18.
On a good day, enjoy yourself;
On a bad day, examine your conscience.
God arranges for both kinds of days
So that we won’t take anything for granted.
It’s best to stay in touch with both sides of an issue.
A person who fears God deals responsibly with all of reality,
not just a piece of it.
Nothing stays as it was. We don’t, either. Life offers no do-overs. Once today is past, there’s no retrieving it. Thoughts mused, deeds done, and words spoken are permanent.
It is pointless to look over one’s shoulder, bemoaning this or that from the Past; it won’t change. Daydreaming about one’s future is fun, but equally a waste of Time and energy better spent focusing on one’s ‘now’.
Here you are. Today. Right now. This is your responsibility. God gave you a fresh 1,440 minutes you can use any way you want to.
There really is no Time like now, nor will there ever be again. The way you’re spending your Time today says a lot about you and what you want to do with your life.
Spend today’s 1,440 minutes in wisdom, investing them in ways that build you up, positions you to move forward, and encourages those around you.
There will be a quiz.
© D. Dean Boone, May 2017