The last item on my New Year’s resolutions list states, “Take your time. Slow down. Enjoy what God has given you. After all, it is your time to take.” Five things pop into my mind concerning time.
- Time is uncontrollable. It passes whether I want it to or not. I can’t slow time down or speed it up. Time is a reality that carries my day along.
- Only a small allotment of time is given me to live this life. “Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes” (James 4:14 NIV).
- My time belongs to me. I choose what to do with it. I can slow myself down and savor special moments. I can choose to work or not work, play or not play, or simply sleep. I can utilize time or waste it—the choice belongs to me.
- I may not be able to choose all the circumstances of my life, but I can choose how I will respond to them. My chosen response will determine if the circumstance is experienced as time well spent or not.
- Because I choose how to spend my allotted time, I am responsible for it. I will someday give an account to the Creator of Time. I want that account to be well balanced, which means I need to take seriously my 2011 New Year’s resolutions.
What do you think?
What kind of an account will you be giving to the Creator of Time when you vanish like a mist? Take your time before you answer. After all, it’s your time to take.
In Him together, Susan Gaddis