Time

TIME

What amazes me is how easily time can get away from you. I think about this in many different ways every day. Sometimes it is parents who are watching their children grow while exclaiming, “How did this happen?” or, “I wish time would just slow down!” Other times it might be that you sit down for a moment and realize that an hour has passed before you knew it.  There are statements like, “Time has a way of sneaking up on you.” And still yet, there are times when we wish for more time to complete a task…

Whatever our desire for time may be, we have to realize that we are not always promised the time that we have…whether it be time to complete a simple task, slowing it down to watch our children grow, or even to make a life changing decision at the last minute.

The Book of Ecclesiastes tells us that there is a time for everything under heaven, a time to mourn, a time to heal, a time for war, a time for peace…and the list continues…but today I want to urge each of you to think seriously about the time that you have and make sure you don’t miss out on what could be the greatest decision you will ever make in your life.  The time to decide who you will follow…

God has called each one according to His purpose, and many times we miss what He is trying to tell us because we continue to want things our way.  We want to “live life to the fullest” and think that we “have plenty of time” to do that.  I’m here to tell you today that you do not have plenty of time…in fact, you are not promised tomorrow.  The Bible tells us that no man knows the day or hour when Christ will return, that he will come like a thief in the night and we must be ready because on that day we will no longer have the chance to repent and turn from our wicked ways.

We may not have plenty of time left because we do not know when something could happen that could change “OUR” plan.  I urge each of you to examine your life and make sure that you are ready…but also, I want to appeal to you in this – our desire to live life to the fullest by seeking worldly ways will only leave us with a hole in our heart that leaves us yearning for more and leaves us struggling with depression and doubt.  The only true way to live our life to the fullest is to allow God to pour out His Spirit in our hearts so that they overflow with His love.

Today, please take a long hard look at your heart and see if you have filled it with the only true, fulfilling love that we can experience here on earth…the Love of God.  Make sure that you have everything in order in case you don’t see tomorrow…remember, we are not promised our next breath, so take every breath in the knowledge that you have a Savior who gave his life and blood to wash away your sins to secure you a home in eternity with Him.

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