“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain
Imagine for a moment if every morning you awakened, the first thing you saw was an hourglass with the sand slowly sifting downward. The sand represents the seconds of your life, drifting into eternity. You can’t stop it, whatever you do, whatever you say, the sand keeps disappearing. A sobering reminder, time is running out.
One second of time counts the same for each of us. How we use it, is completely up to us. Yet, we often act as if our hourglass is eternally full. We have as much time as we want. Except, it’s a lie. We don’t. None of us do. While it is true we each have a differing amount of time in our life, no one has an infinite amount of time on this earth.
Time is the most valuable resource we have and the most misused and abused. We discard time like empty soda cans. Time becomes the ultimate ‘who cares’ of all concerns. We fill our lives with empty promises of tomorrow’s. “Someday I will”, becomes our mantra of denial and betrayal. Our ‘Somedays’ have an expiration date.
Sixty plus hours from the time I am writing this, 2023is scheduled to begin. New goals, aspirations, hopes, and dreams. Challenges, obstacles, hurdles, and hills. We strategize, forecast, envision, and plan our year. Someday I will becomes a fill in the blank statement. But for many, someday never comes.
Why are you still alive? Why are you on this planet? What is your reason for existence? To whom is your greatest allegiance? What really matters the most to you? These are questions which should guide and set your course. Predetermined values should establish your priorities, not the urgencies of the moment. Do not allow anyone to rob from you your most precious gift, time.
“There is a danger in the word someday when what it means is “not this day.”...The scriptures make the danger of delay clear. It is that we may discover that we have run out of time.
The God who gives us each day as a treasure will require an accounting. We will weep, and He will weep, if we have intended to repent and to serve Him in tomorrows which never came or have dreamt of yesterdays where the opportunity to act was past.
This day is a precious gift of God. The thought “Someday I will” can be a thief of the opportunities of time and the blessings of eternity.” ~ Henry B. Eyring
As always, it’s your choice. Choose wisely.