This morning as many of us did, I woke up thinking about 2017, what I would like to accomplish or happen. I brewed my coffee, and read my bible, then read a chapter from Michael Hyatt Book “Living Forward” (I highly recommend it for your 2017 Reading List) and it made me reflect and ask myself, what’s really important in life?-A while back I wrote a personal note about Time in reflection to my sister’s passing, which was the note that spurred me to start blogging, Here it is:
Don’t miss out on something great, just because it might also be hard. The time we spend discovering the things we treasure says a lot about the type of person we really are. Never give up discovering who is worth spending time with. For they will be the people, to help you realize that your time was not spent in vain.
In life, many times we have many questions about why, or how things happen, to us or people around us? Sometimes we think that we have everything under control, yet we forget to look around and acknowledge that there is someone in control greater than who we are. He is greater than any situation we can go through, in this journey we call life. Life brings us many uncertainties, many desires, many dreams and goals to achieve, but who really can search inside and say that they have everything planned out for their lives. Can we really be certain that it will happen that way?
At times, in our lives, does not matter our age; could be early on, if we are lucky, or later on, when we have been on many “life trips.” When we reach a point, where we reach the one thing that satisfies us, the one thing that “complete” us so we come to believe that’s the case. We come to pursue careers, fame, and power and any other ambitions, besides those that really matter and last.
However, interesting enough, are they really satisfy? Because ironically, once they have found the career of their dream or the fame of social media or the power, I believe at that point it’s just become a rat race to satisfied something intangible, with the tangible…they neither would be satisfied. We can seek, discover, study the universe, and never be completely happy because we will be always lacking the control over the one thing that we’ll need to spend the most consumed by…which is time. TIME- time is precious, it was given to us, by the one who holds this world in His hands…it’s His gift to us…what we do with it, is our gift back”
“Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.”
There are many times when we don’t spend time with those people that we need to love, treasure or show appreciation for. Because after all, the most precious gift you can give someone, is of your time. Time is something that can not be bought, given back, taken or advance, it takes its natural course in life. Whether we use it wisely or not, is up to us.
There are people that use their time for self-interest, self-satisfaction, or sometimes just simply self-benefit. But I believe that is precious, when we spent our time to the interest of others, or to bring satisfaction to others, or to benefit others. Because looking at life from that perspective shows that you do not value the time it of itself, but you value the people around you. They may be a friend, a co-worker, a father, a mother, a brother, an aunt, an uncle, a husband or wife, an uncle, a cousin, or a sister. I believe true value is express when it comes to the time when we do not spend it on ourselves, but on others. The honest truth is, We do not know when that time will come to an end.
“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”
Time is precious, think wisely, for it is here today…and gone tomorrow, for time is not an adjective to be described, or a noun to be given a secondary name, but a subject in which is represented by the people that we truly love, and care about. Time spend together, is the only trace of memories we are able to keep in our hearts…once that time is gone being together, would we be able to look back and say that time was well worth it.-Remember, Time is here today and gone tomorrow, how will you spend it?