by Dottie Compton

“I have no time.”

I have said it countless times, forgetting that time is our most valuable resource, one we don’t have the slightest chance of getting back.

Too often, we put off the essential things in life for lesser things-trying to please others or the ridiculous load we keep allowing to take over our lives.

Recently I was reminded when we give in to spending time on lesser things; we end up cheating ourselves out of the life God has for us.

Looking back, I can easily see when my priorities did not align with God’s.

Why is hindsight so much clearer 🤢

I realized my error and corrected it sometimes; other times, my life and those around me were impacted negatively, resulting in countless losses of time, precious memories, actual acts of obedience, and, a few times, the loss of personal relationships.

I love the verse from Psalm 90:12 “Teach us to realize the brevity (briefness) of life, so that we may grow in wisdom.” (NLT)

Life is short

We need divine wisdom to clearly understand God’s priorities and to develop the ability to see time as a gift to spend responsibly and enjoy daily.

“Today” is the framework where we can learn to push past our insecurities and what others say or expect and listen for the whisper of the Holy Spirit, directing us into God’s perfect use of our life.

Let’s focus not on the past or future but on each moment of today. My guess is we will be able to look back without much regret, enjoy more of the life God intended and be useful for His purposes, not just our own.

Today, over seven billion people worldwide, all of which have the same 24 hours each day.

How we spend the minutes that make up those hours…

Well, that is what will make the sum of our life ❤️

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