Time Keeps on Slippin' -Bradley Roark
Time is precious! Actually...it is the most precious resource you have. You can waste a dollar then make another one; but waste a minute and it is gone forever. “Time keeps slippin, slippin, slippin into the future,” as Steve Miller so eloquently put it. There is no practice, and there are no timeouts. Life happens at the speed of life.
I have recently been thinking about all the time I’ve wasted. I could name several movies that I wasted hours of my life on. We have probably all said, “That’s two hours I’ll never get back.” or “What a waste of my time.” So, we know that time is valuable. But, it's not until we run short on it that our mastery of time really has our attention. Deadlines and due dates are our reminders of the importance of time...oh yeah, let’s not forget about regret. Regret is the receipt for wasted time.
I have an app on my phone that does only one thing...it tracks how long I’ve been married. I’ve been married 9778 days as I’m writing this. It’s a silly app that takes up space on my already too clogged iphone. But, I love having the reminder that my marriage is 321 months old. I regret not making everyday with my bride memorable.
Watching my children grow before my eyes is also a reminder of how I master my time. Wow, how they change so fast. My children are rapidly becoming young adults and will be fully functioning adults in the blink of an eye. In fact, just the other day I looked down at my phone and when I looked up my baby girl turned into a young woman.
Time really is slippin’ into the future...whether I’m ready or not.
This holiday season I want to encourage you to be intentional about how you spend your time. Share it with those you love and those that really need love. It will be easy to let the hussle and bustle of Christmas steal your focus and your time. Spend your time on making memories and not on making future regrets.
Take the time to notice just how time is slippin’ and make a moment that is picture worthy. You may be missing someone, or have a challenge with a difficult relationship, or struggle with limited resources, but you still have time. Share it with those you love.