It’s not our time


The past two weeks have been…stressful. I really feel like Satan attacks when great things are getting ready to happen.  I know God allows troubles. I know I need to exhibit my faith but it’s still shaken. It’s slowly rebuilding though. I’m  definitely a work in progress…

Anyway, let me tell you what bothers me…it grinds my gears when people think that they have time to do things.  You put happiness on hold.  Relationships on hold. School on hold.  Time with your loved ones on hold. Marriage on hold. Your dreams on hold. We even put God on hold. We sacrafice right now because we think the time isn’t right. That’s so wrong.

Your life can change in a matter of seconds! I realized that on April 3, 2012 when Chance and I were playing and then 5 minutes later our lives changed forever!!  I thought she would bury me. I thought that time was mine. I was wrong. Time isn’t promised.

The Bible says in  James 4:13-16 NLT

“Look here, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will stay there a year. We will do business there and make a profit.” How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone. What you ought to say is, “If the Lord wants us to, we will live and do this or that.” Otherwise you are boasting about your own plans, and all such boasting is evil…

I used scripture because that’s the only way some people can relate. Tomorrow is not promised to us.  The next few seconds aren’t guaranteed. Truthfully, everyday I realize this more and more.

Don’t put off today what you THINK you can do tomorrow. You may not have the opportunity to call your grandmother tomorrow. You may not have the opportunity to hug your grandfather on Easter. You may not be able to get married next year. That person may not wait for you to get it together. Your job may not wait for you to get that training. Your children could may not be there to forgive you for putting someone before them. You may not be here for me to apologize to. I may not be able to tell you that I love you. We may not be able to put aside our differences before God takes one of us home. We are conditioned to think that we have that time. We don’t!!

Living knowing that your life is a vapor is different than just living. Things here are passing away. You’ve got to hold on to what will stand. Time is precious. We are fragile. Life is short. Eternity is long. Every minute counts. We have to be  faithful stewards of the breath God has given us.

Love today. Forgive today. Be honest today.

I forgive anyone who has ever done anything to hurt me. I pray that people can and will forgive me for anything I’ve done to hurt or offend them.

This is the end of my rant. Hopefully tomorrow we will have another CHANCE to get it right…




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