Time

“Time is your most precious gift, because you only have a set amount of it.” Rick Warren

Some days we wish we had more time. Some days we seem to have all the time in the world.

I have heard individuals say that they wish there were more hours in a day. Not this gal! There are just enough hours in a day. I believe what is important is how we utilize the time we have. We cannot be wasteful with our time.

A lesson I am so grateful to have learned, nothing is more valuable than our time. With this in mind I choose wisely how I spend it.

“The best use of life is love. The best expression of love is time. The best time to love is now.” Rick Warren

I had a conversation with someone not too long ago who spoke about leaving a legacy for their children. I asked, What legacy would you like to leave them? They did not know. One thing they knew was that in order leave any kind of legacy with their children, they needed to spend time with their children.

Of this I agreed. Recognizing that time waits for no man. As a parent, myself. I value the time spent with my children. They are ever growing, ever changing.

In my career, I see young moms, so eager to have their babies grow and do and become independent beings… If only they realized how short this stage is in comparison to childhood, adolescence, I don’t even want to think ahead! The baby stage doesn’t last long at all! Was I like that too? Now as we embark upon the high school years, I wonder, where did the time go?

“Lost time is never found again.” James H. Aughey

I make photo books each year with the photos and anecdotes of the events throughout the year. Lately, we have had to expand it to two photo books, last year (or maybe that was 2017) we had 3 books!! In any case, we just received our first book of the year (yay)! Looking through, I realized that so much happens over the course of a year (and the book only covers 7 months). I see how much the children and pup have grown and changed.

I remember a time, when I was so busy, building a life that I forgot about those whom are truly important to me. I made every excuse why the time I spent working, studying – just doing – made sense. As if I’d have all the time in the world tomorrow for everyone truly important to me. Meanwhile, time was passing us by and I was missing out.

Lessons learned. I have slowed down. No more missing out. I know what’s important to me. What truly matters and this determines how I spend my time now. Some things that were priorities now I know can wait. Other things I have brought to center of my plate.

“Time spent in prayer is never wasted.” Francois Fenelon

*Original Photo*

2 comments

  1. Very well said, my sister.
    That’s exactly what THE LORD wants us to do, I believe, when HE calls us to “redeem the time”…
    I had just come across this verse recently and I, too, asked myself if I am using my time wisely “all the time” – I guess before I got saved, I did not and I hope I am now more aware and more appreciative of that precious gift.
    Thank you for the reminder!

    Ephesians 5:15-16
    15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
    16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

    GOD bless you!

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