The older I get the quicker time seems to fly.  It feels as if time is gobbling up the minutes and striving to rob me of more.  I know this is not true, but where does time go? 

Maybe I am just loving this season of my life so much that it seems that each hour is swallowed with a vengeance by the enemy of time.  I sometimes look at my grandchildren and wish I could freeze the moments that I have with them.  They were my sweet little babies only a few years ago and now they are growing children. 

I know I can't capture time, I can't lock it up and throw away they key, but I can engage each moment and make the best of every day.  There are three ways in which I do not want to end my life.  Here they are:

  • I don't want to finish my life with regrets:  I don't want to reflect on my life and feel sorrow for wasted moments.  I want to live each day to the full.  In the evening when I lie on my bed and close my eyes I want to smile about the day I have just lived.  I want to sleep deeply because I have lived fully.
  • I don't want to finish my life with unfinished tasks:  I have dreams like everyone else and I want to ensure that I accomplish those dreams.  Some dreams are unrealistic, but the ones worth pursuing are the goals I want to complete before I stand before Jesus and give Him an account of my life.  It doesn't matter how old I get I still have dreams and desires in my heart for tomorrow.  I never want to stop dreaming.
  • I don't want to finish my life with unforgiveness:  I don't want to live with any kind of bitterness or anger in my heart and I certainly don't want to end my life with unforgiveness.  What a horrible way to finish my journey of life.  I want to live each moment with a free heart and a joyful spirit.

So, I choose to live this day to the full.  I choose to have a free and happy heart.  I choose to accomplish the task before me and strive to do better and more.  I will not let time be my master nor will Ibecome its slave.  I will seize today!

I am and always will be,

recklessly abandoned, ruthlessly committed and in relentless pursuit of Jesus,