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Time Is Precious

Written by: Darlene C.

As I reflect on my life, I’m mindful of all the time I’ve wasted. Time mourning losses, or dwelling on past hurts and regrets. Time I’ll never get back. I would rather people waste my money than my time. Yet, I waste my time. I think of all the mornings the Lord woke me up early, prompting me to read my Bible, and spend time in His presence. Instead, I would just go back to sleep. How much one on one time with the Lord I’ve missed out on! So, have I always lived my life pleasing to Him? Uh, no. Yet, God has kept His hand on me, for which I am eternally thankful.

I’ve watched people—myself included—chase after things that matter little, if at all, in the grand scheme of things, instead of seeking His will. Like Peter when he took his eyes off the Lord, he sank. When I take my eyes off Jesus, I sink.

I don’t pretend to know the hearts of others, nor is it my business. He didn’t give me anyone else’s life to live. We must each seek Him. However, we must hold each other up in prayer. I’m reminded of the minister who said, “If you don’t know me by the Spirit, you don’t know me.” Those words ring in my ear as though I heard them yesterday.

When we look around at all the corruption and upheaval in the world, it’s easy to get discouraged. We should, and can, soar as the eagle, not flap around on the ground with the chickens.

Time is precious. Time is short. Let us not waste….Time.

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