Time is a gift. It is given equally to each and every person. Rich and poor, educated and ignorant, strong and weak—every man, woman and child has the same twenty-four hours in each day. We have done nothing to deserve, earn or purchase it. Others can try to redistribute wealth but they can’t redistribute time.
As we look at annual measurements of time we find 12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days, 8,760 hours, 525,600 minutes, 31,536,000 seconds.
There is no way to slow time down, turn it off, or adjust it. Time keeps marching on. You cannot bring back time. It is a perishable commodity. In hotel terms, time not used as we intended is like the hotel room we didn’t sell last night….we will never get another chance to rent it. Nor will we get an opportunity to recapture the time we wasted yesterday.
In banking terms, yesterday is a cancelled check, today a blank check and tomorrow a promissory note. We may try to plan ahead and try to pre-block time, but we really have no guarantee that we will ever get to experience it.
Time is one of our most precious possessions. We can waste it. We can spend it on ourselves or as good stewards, we can invest it in a manner which will make a difference in someone else’s life.
As I approach yet another mile marker, I am determined to try to be more intentional with my time. Care to join me in my attempt to have no regrets?