It seems these days that time slips by faster than ever!! I have a friend from Germany and she says we are just way too fast in America. I believe this is very true. We seem to live our lives at such a fast pace that all of our time just slips away. I have nights that I lay my head on my pillow and feel so fulfilled, I felt like I had a wonderful day. Other nights I feel exhausted, rushed and still like I have a thousand things left to do. I realized that the difference is not actually how much I got done or left undone. It was the fact that I recognized the moments that I was in.
You see I can get on facebook and 10 minutes of my time slips away, or I can realize my son is in the room and 10 minutes is invested into his life. I can spend time worrying about things I have no control over or I can spend time talking to God. I can let time slip away being critical of other people, or I can spend time changing my own behavior.
We all have the same amount of time. I have just realized that instead of using my time to invest in the lives of others, to laugh with my family, to love, to rest, to talk to God, to read my Bible, to enjoy my life, to work hard.. I let it slip away on things I never meant to waste my time on. Ecclesiastes 3:1 says there is a time for everything. My prayer is that I be more intentional with what gets my time and not let it slip away, stolen from where I intended it to go.