For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; … – Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
Today is the 63rd day of the year. Can you believe how quickly this year is going? Wasn’t it just yesterday we were celebrating New Year’s Day? Did you make resolutions? How are they going? Maybe you just want to go to sleep. Yes… that sounds nice, doesn’t it?
This portion of Scripture reminds us that there is a season and a purpose for everything that happens in life. It’s not really about the day you’re born or the day you die, but it is about the time in-between. That dash on the tombstone really speaks volumes.
How do you spend your time, or more to the point, who do you spend it with? People are here for each other and spending time with another person is never a waste of your time.
We were put here to be a source of encouragement and support for one another. I think it makes God smile when we are kind and loving – even when we’re funny. Does God have a sense of humor? Hmm… well, I think He does! How would we recognize a sense of humor if He had not instilled it in us?
Today’s post is to remind us (yes, me too) – we have 302 more days left in 2017, and we need to be more mindful of how we manage our time and who we spend time with – and how uplifting we are for others. You’re welcome! 🙂