It’s Just a Matter of Time…Brook Benton
If I could just turn back the hands of time…Tyrone Davis
Time out of Mind…Steely Dan
What Time is it?…Morris Day and the Time
Does anybody really know what time it is?…Chicago
Time after time…Cyndi Lauper
Time keeps on slipping into the future…Steve Miller Band
Time of my life…Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
Time is on your side…Earth Wind & Fire
The above referenced songs are just a few that I could think of when considering the subject of time. As I reflect upon this day, September 30, and know that we have now completed nine months of the year 2010, I wonder what happened to the time…
I recently heard a young man who is ambitious and very polished in his line of work say how busy he is and that he is looking for the 25th hour of each day. It caused me to consider what the heck any of us would do if we really could get an additional hour of time each day. Then today I read an article on Streaming Faith written by Cindy Beall who shared her thoughts about the fact that we all “make time” for what we want to do, yet say we don’t have time to do some of the really important things in life.
What do we invest our time in that will give us a lasting return on that investment? Our family? Children? Work? Our walk with God? Service to others?
My suggestion is to take time today and look around at our circumstances, and then determine if this is where we want to be. If yes, continue to invest in those areas. If no, then seek another path. My years of working in the field of Hospice care is causing me to remember that a person who is on their dying bed will not ask for more time to work, play online games or watch an NFL or NBA game. They ask for more time with family and friends. Let’s make those timely deposits while we still can…today. Peace.