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,