I thought I’d share a piece I wrote in my Wellspring book because it seems like a good reminder for all of us. With a few added thoughts, it goes like this…
Time always wins!
Every decade we live influences the way we think about time. When we’re young, it seems like forever before we’re old enough to have the independence we crave, to get the keys to the family car, and to be taken seriously. We have big dreams and we can’t wait to prove our worth to the world. As we continue through each decade though, time seems to get shorter and then it simply evaporates.
What time is it for you? Is it time to get past a fear that has held you back for years? Is it time for you to get off the sofa and meet the new neighbors down the street or time to go volunteer at the community shelter? Is it time for you to pay more attention to your spouse and remind the person you picked to share life with how much you love them? Is it time to forgive that old grievance with a friend from long ago?
What time is it? Maybe it’s time to renew, reclaim, seek a more dynamic relationship with your Creator. Maybe it’s time to remember that time is too short to wait to do the things that matter, to say what needs to be said to those you love.
We might think that we can keep putting things off until tomorrow, keep waiting for what might be a better time, but the truth is, “There is no time like the present!” and the fact is, “There is no time BUT the present!” It’s a new day, a new time, a new opportunity for you to make the most of the precious moments between sun rise and sun set. Better get at it because you’re aleady on borrowed time!
This is the day the Lord has made, so let us rejoice, clap our hands, sing out loud, love with gusto, and be the person we were designed to be. You can do it this time!