Time

Time.

Time is a funny thing.

Some days seem to drag on and on, while others are gone with the blink of an eye. To most of us, our time is a precious thing. The common saying that you give time to the things that matter seems to be more than generally true.

So why is it, that so much of our life is spent in the distracted everyday things that won’t matter from one minute to the next?

I think our human minds are so quickly distracted from the reality of how short life is.

“So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.” This line in Psalm 90 follows a detailed analogy within the chapter on the shortness of man’s life. We are compared to dust, fading flowers, and misting vapors. Here and gone.

This truth should be more of a pressing conviction to the believer than anyone else. We who have hope in Christ have purpose to live, love, and share the incredible freedom we have found in our Savior and King.

While it may not always look like a grand adventure every breath we take, every breath should be breathed living out the grand adventure of glorifying God and loving people.

No matter what you’re doing in life, or where you’re at, don’t forget to thank God for life.

Don’t forget to love the people around you.

Don’t forget to enjoy the little and big moments of everyday.

Don’t forget to invest in things that matter eternally.

Don’t forget how short every second is, and how fast the years fly by.

Let your heart beat for a purpose-filled life that is waiting in expectancy for the coming of The King.

Eliminate distractions, focus on the forever.

If this was the hearty cry of every believer, our world would not look the same.

Francine Longie