The other morning I was ministering to our kids in the school about how precious our time really is. Every day each and every one of us are allotted 86,400 seconds. It doesn’t matter if you are rich or poor, old or young; no one gets any more time and no one gets any less time. All of us, by the grace of God, are given 86,400 seconds in a day. As the scripture so rightly says, ‘Life is but a vapor.’ Like steam coming off the top of a tea-pot, life appears for a little while then vanishes away. Even now, as I sit here, I find it hard to believe that I am fifty-six years old. Where has the time gone? It has seemingly flown by but in reality I have been allotted the same amount of 86,400 seconds as anyone else. Though many have lost their opportunity to use anymore time, I have been blessed to still be here with another day. For this I am very thankful.
So the big question is…what are YOU going to do with your 86,400 seconds today? It is safe to assume if you are reading this, then the Lord has granted you one more day to live; one more lot of 86,400 seconds. What will you do with the molecules of steam that is in your hands? Will you spend it on gossip? Will you spend it living in the past? Will you spend the molecules of your time worrying about the future? What will YOU do with YOUR time? It has been said today is crucified between two thieves, yesterday and tomorrow. Most of us spend OUR TIME living in the past or we are worrying about the future or vacillating back and forth between these two thieves. In the meantime, the precious moments of our lives are stolen never to be returned to again. Why is it someone or something can mess with one hundred seconds of our time and then we spend the rest of our day crying over those one hundred seconds? Why do we let someone say some ten second blurb and then we allow that little ten second blurb steal away the rest of our eight-six thousand, three hundred ninety seconds away. We end up allowing TEN SECONDS to steal our precious vapors away! Then soon our vapors are condensed into droplets of mourning and too many times we find ourselves wrung out weeping over puddles of regrets. In the end the quality of our lives fades and we begin to run out of steam.
Take a quick look around you. Life waits for no one. Time waits for no one. The molecules of time are steaming on by and each and every drop is too valuable to let so easily disappear away. Think about it. Three weeks has already passed! It doesn’t seem like three weeks, but here we sit, getting ready to enter the fourth week of our 365 day challenge. So as we start this fourth week, there is ONE THING I want you to do. Do not let a four hundred second slip up from today, yesterday, or even last week, hinder you from taking advantage of all the seconds you have been blessed with TODAY! There’s no looking back! It’s FULL STEAM AHEAD! Let the thieves of yesterday and tomorrow hang there in the winds of time, while you enjoy the steamy moments of the present seconds of your life.