"Come on. It's time to go!" These words must have spilled from my mother's lips thousands of times in the years I was growing up. Pushing my brother and me to get out of bed, get to school, or get going for other necessary tasks. When I became a mother, I found myself using the same cattle-prodding verbiage with my own children.
Procrastination. Common for kids. Common for adults, too!
Here it is--already nearly the end of January 2020. Some of us made the "I'm going to get going" promises to ourselves at the beginning of the year. I know I'm already "behind the clock" on mine. Perhaps you know this feeling, too.
We hear it "time and time" again: the word time. A frequent part of speech. We may not like to think about it, but our lives revolve around timepieces: the time of day displayed on our cell phone, watch, alarm, or clock on the wall.
We have a cuckoo clock in our living room. Sometimes I watch the pendulum as it swings back and forth as it ticks away. It never stops moving. Time moves forward. It's a sober reminder of the gift we've been given: the time we've been allotted each day.
When we use time wisely, we accomplish much. And if we don't make good use of our time, it's lost. There is no way to make it up.
At some point, our time on earth will be complete. God will call. "It's time to go," He'll say. Will we be ready? There will be no prodding. We'll either be ready--or not--when that day comes, when we come face-to-face with our Lord.
Maybe it's time to think about what we wish to accomplish while we have the opportunity to do so.
May we each use our time wisely--the way God would want us to--using this precious gift that He has given us.
"Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes." - James 4:14
"For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven." - Ecclesiastes 3:1
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