Time (A Valuable Asset)

“Daddy, I don’t want you to go to work!” my 4 year old daughter said as I
was getting ready to leave the other morning. I stopped and picked her up,
gave her a kiss and said: “I know baby girl, but I have to, I love you and
I’ll see you tonight”. It’s moments like these that make us think there’s
just not enough time in the day. As I drove off to work I wondered to
myself if I’m spending my time wisely? I mean, we all have to work and have
things that have to get done, but am I using the time that God has given me
wisely and with purpose? This got me thinking about “time” and how I can
use it the best. See, time is one thing in life that we can never have
back. There’s never a restart button for our day, There’s not a “do-over”
and to my knowledge, nobody has invented a minute recycler! As I struggled
with the question of how I am spending my time my thoughts and prayers
shifted to: “am I spending the time God has given me for his Glory?”. None
of us are promised even one more minute, or even another second for that
matter. The bible says in *James 4:14 (NLT) 14 How do you know what your
life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a
little while, then it’s gone…* Since none of us are promised tomorrow I
think it’s best to live our lives (Family, Work, Church, Friends, hobbies,
etc.) as if it were the last time we were going to be able to! I’m not
saying to live in fear or to be worrisome! I just think that we need to
think about how we’re spending our time and what our life is all about
because someday, time will no longer exist! In my heart of hearts I want to
spend the time that God has blessed me with for his glory! Wether it’s
work, family time, time with friends, “honey-do’s” or whatever, do it as
unto the Lord! I know tonight when I get home i’ll be hugging my 3 kid’s a
little tighter and a little longer! Thanks for taking the “time” to read
this!!!