Think about it: Time is getting shorter


Time is getting shorter

Do you recall the days when you were a child and Christmas was just around the corner? The closer it was the more you began to count the days and soon the hours.

Finally you woke up on Christmas morning and it was here. It was not long and the excitement of it all wore off and you were off to the next event and if you were really excited about it you counted the days and time just as you did at Christmas.

Sure enough the time of excitement ran out and you were on to the next event in your life. The older we get the less excited we are about some of the events of life and we just roll along with them and take them as they come.

I guess my point today is a reminder to all of us that in the process of going through all the many events and happenings of life we soon begin to realize that our time is getting shorter.

I like the words of Benjamin Franklin when he said, “Dost thou love life then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.”

Let me ask you a few questions today. What have you done with your time today or even this past week? How much of your time have you wasted waiting for what is coming next? How much of your time have you spent recently lending a helping hand to a friend or neighbor? How much of your time have you spent ignoring the needs of others and trying to justify it by saying someone else will do it? How much time have you wasted putting off the things that needed done today until tomorrow?

It is a fact, “Time is getting shorter.” Because it is getting shorter it might be well if we would spend the rest of it doing things we enjoy instead of letting it pass by unnoticed. God is depending on us to use some of our time to help others. He is depending on us to share the Good News of the Gospel. “All the time which God allows us is just enough for the work which God allots us” – anonymous. “I must work the works of Him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work” John 9:4. Enjoy this day and the days to come, serve God with all your heart and be a blessing to others. Spend your time wisely, “Time is getting shorter.”



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George A. Hazlett is a retired minister in the Church of the Nazarene. He has written the weekly column, Think About it!, published weekly in Farm and Dairy for almost 28 years. He and his wife, Myrna, live in Hartville, Ohio.



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