There are many moments in life when we waste the precious time that we
have been given on things that have no importance or relevance towards our
future. What we must realize is that time passes by so quickly and without
seeing it in those moments, we can testify that years have gone by that had
no significance in making our life better than it was before. Things that
we should have done were postponed for later dates when we “had more time”
to do those things. Now that we look back, we regret not taking the
initiative and fulfilling the desires that were so evident in our hearts
before. The good news is that we still have the opportunity while we are
alive on this Earth to do the things that will have significance where time
We can help to better our family, we can be encouraging and inspirational
to our friends and acquaintances, we can take that trip that has been
postponed numerous times, we can spend time alone with God in prayer
thanking Him for all that He has given us throughout our lifetime. Knowing
that time passes by so quickly should make us stop and reevaluate how we
are spending it. Are we doing the things that make a difference? Are we
benefiting from our time? Are we using our time wisely? Answering these
questions is very simple, but doing something about it is where we find it
We make excuses of why we can't do certain things with our time i.e., our
kids, our jobs, our health constraints, our financial constraints, etc. If
we look past these excuses and make our mind up to use our time as best as
we can, we will live life to its fullest potential. We will become masters
of our time instead of time being our master. Be encouraged to see how
you could spend your time better. Focus on the important things and see
where changes need to be made and make them. Do not postpone. Let us not
have regrets when we enter into Eternity. Let us fulfill our life's
mission now while we have the opportunity to do so. By appreciating and
managing your time better, you will have lived a fulfilled life.
I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to see how fleeting
time really is. It's passing us by at an exponential rate so be wise to
use it to your advantage.
YOU CAN'T KEEP TIME
My watch broke a few days ago. The band snapped without me noticing,
causing it to fall to the floor while I was doing the laundry. As I
stepped back to grab another armful of clothes I heard a nasty crunch
underfoot. I picked up the watch face and saw a spider web of cracks
over top the now frozen hands. I could see at once that it was beyond
repair and sadly tossed it in the garbage.
Strangely, now that it is gone I find that I have no wish to buy a new
one. Perhaps it is because in this digital age clocks are everywhere. They
are on my wall, in my car, on my computer, and even on my phone. I can’t
even turn my head without seeing what time it is.
I think that the real reason, however, is that as I have grown older my
relationship with time itself has changed. While my soul feels as young
and ageless as ever, time in this world has gone by much too fast. The
little puppy I once held in the palm of my hand is now an elderly dog with
arthritis. The little baby boy I once rocked to sleep on my chest is now a
23 year old man who is bigger than me.
Young, vibrant, and energetic adults from my childhood have now grown old,
sickened and even passed away. I can see now that, in truth, time can’t be
kept. It flows on and on and carries us with it on a river of change. The
days zoom by, our hair grays, our skin wrinkles, and our bodies wear out.
No amount of looking at our watches can slow it down. All we can do is
embrace it and enjoy each day we are given.
Earth isn’t meant for eternity, only Heaven is. Do your best then to spend
each precious moment here in joy. Do your best to spend your days living,
laughing, hugging, helping, praying, and smiling. Do your best to spend
your seconds here loving God, yourself, and others. Do your best to make
the passage of time on Earth a passageway to Heaven.
By Joseph J. Mazzella
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
James 4:13-15 “Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into
such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:
Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life?
It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth
away. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do
this, or that.”
Matthew 6:19-21 Jesus says, “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon
earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through
and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither
moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor
steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
2 Timothy 4:7-8 “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I
have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of
righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that
day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today’s Selected Poem: WHAT YOU WILL BE
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Today’s Selected Testimony: MADE STRONG THROUGH WEAKNESS
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In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry