“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under the heaven.” (Ecclesiastes 3 v 1).
The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider roads, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.
We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.
We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbour. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things.
We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.
These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete...
Today more of our lives are being controlled and determined by TIME. It’s a well known fact, that as we strive towards working for a living and having busy lives, there is a great likelihood we can easily become detached from God our Father in Heaven.
Many people are not aware of the importance to value and prioritise their work, family and personal activities, thus using their time wisely. Time is a precious resource that each of us have. Adam and Eve’s disobedience consequently have left mankind with a limited supply of time on the Earth, when it was God’s plan to satisfy them with eternal life in the Garden of Eden.
The Bible says there is ‘...a time to be born, and a time to die.’(Ecclesiastes 3 v 2) Time is not the challenge, time just exists. It is for people to develop everyday solutions on how to navigate modern demands on our time.
It’s more about how we value and allocate our attention to this precious resource that presents the biggest challenge. We often fail to say no properly to all the choices life offers us, or to ‘major on the important’ and not the ‘unimportant’ from God’s view point. Consequently this leads to disobedience and sin.
Living in this materialistic world we can’t have everything, and people find it hard to admit that to themselves and to each other. In all that we are seeking to accomplish in these last days, do not forget Almighty God whom created ‘...the heavens and the earth’ (Genesis 1 v 1).
Remember, to spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.
Remember, to say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.
Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.
Remember, to say, 'I love you' to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.
Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.
Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.
It is God’s will for each of us to have a relationship with him that involves worship and service. Life is short, so live your days to the fullest experiencing faith, righteousness, love, peace, salvation, success, joy and blessings in abundance.
And always remember, LIFE is not measured by the moments that take our breath away, but by the number of breaths we take.