If you ever wonder what is the most valuable luxury in life, I am going to tell you. It is time itself. I wrote a similar blog post on this subject back in July, but I wanted to add a few things to it.
Ask anyone who is out of time or on the one yard line of life and they will tell you that the thing they want most is more time. It is not cars, houses, jobs, titles, things, money, love, promotions, etc. The thing they want the most is time.
If it is the most valuable thing in our life, why is it then the single greatest thing we take for granted?
There are two passages of scripture that best speak to this subject: Ephesians 5:15-17 and Ecclesiastes 5:19.
The first passage in Ephesians says, “Be very careful, then, how you live-not as unwise, but as wise making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is”.
The second passage in Ecclesiastes says: “Moreover, when God gives any man wealth and possessions, and enables him to enjoy them, to accept his lot and be happy in his work-this is a gift of God”
Trust me when I tell you that this time in your life will pass, and once it does, you will never have it back again. The moments you share today will never happen again. Yes, I understand what it’s like to have small children: the days run together, and you think they will never be old enough to get out of diapers, dress themselves, get in high school, graduate high school, graduate college, settle down, and get married. I understand all this, and I have experienced this very thing.
Here is what I know to be true. As you hurry through these events, one day you will look up and ask yourself “where did the last 20 years go”?
My suggestion is to read the two passages of scripture out of your own Bible, and let the message penetrate your heart, soul and mind. There has never been a truer word spoken, and we should all pay attention because we can all recognize that time is precious. KT