The angry husband approached the terminal gate obviously upset that the door was closed and the plane was leaving. Turning to his wife he said, “If you hadn’t taken so long to get ready, we would be on that plane.”
“Yes,” she answered graciously, “and if you hadn’t hurried me so, we wouldn’t have to wait so long for the next one.”
Some people count their minutes rather than making their minutes count. However, we must always remember that time is a God-given gift, and once gone will never be returned. Though others may have more talents or more treasures, no one has more time. We are all given twenty-four hours each day. God gives to all equally.
Alan Lakein said that “Time is life. It is irreversible and irreplaceable. To waste your time is to waste your life, but to master your time is to master your life and make the most of it.”
David accomplished much in his life. Author, poet, musician, politician, judge, leader of an army – the list goes on and on. No doubt the reason he was able to accomplish so much was his attitude toward time. He put everything in perspective when he said, “Remember how short my time is and what a fleeting life is mine.”
Prayer: Help us, Father, to make the most of every moment, using every minute we have to honor You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 89:47 Remember how short my time is; For what futility have You created all the children of men?