Sunrise, sunset. Sunrise, sunset. Swiftly fly the years, one season following another laden with happiness and tears.
Soon you will be able to peak out of your windows and see the beautiful leaves turning from green to dark read, yellow, orange and brown; and then you will be able to see them as they fall from the trees and land on the ground. This summer has gone by so fast. I don’t know about you; but it seems to me that the days, the weeks, the months and the years just keep getting shorter.
When I was younger, I was riding in the car with my dad and he said, “Son? The older you get the faster time goes.”
I heard a university dean (when speaking to a student) say, “Time waits for no man [or woman].”
Just last week as I was listening to the radio (in the car), I heard someone say, “You can waste my money; but don’t waste my time.”
Time—it is like a precious commodity. It is one of those things that you really don’t realize how precious it is until you don’t have much of it left. Some of you know this all too well.
Therefore, let me encourage you NOT to put off what you should be doing today until tomorrow. Let me encourage you NOT to wait to do the things that you’ve always wanted to do. Let me encourage you NOT to hold off until “the right time.” The time will never be right. There will always be something standing in your way, making you feel as if the time is not right. But the time is now. The time is now for you to finish the book that you’ve been wanting to write. The time is now for you to go back and finish some of those projects that you started years ago. The time is now for you to repair those broken relationships with your siblings, your children, and friends. The time is now for you to pick up the phone and call that relative that you haven’t spoken to in years. The time is now. Don’t wait! Do all those things that you’ve always wanted to do, now!
Don’t think too hard about it; just do it!
Grace and peace!
Pastor Michael L. Sloan