We look at an hourglass. Particles of sand fall from the top to the bottom representing time slipping away.
We get mesmerized by the steady rhythm of the stream of sand. It doesn't stop, not for a moment.
We can see what's on the bottom, experiences, conversations, moments that characterized seasons of our lives, but something worries us. We can't see how much sand is left in the top.
It could be quite full, but the possibility of it running low scares us.
How much time do we have left?
How many years?
How many days?
How many hours?
How many minutes?
How many seconds?
We don't have the answer, but time doesn't care, it keeps going.
For those who know Jesus as their Savior and Lord, we don't need to be scared of death, but the thought of not doing what we want to do on earth is a tough thought.
For me, I feel like their's still so much for me to do on this earth. I want to see God work through me, through what I'm doing, through Daily Disciple Ministry. There are still so many people to help. There is so much growth that still can take place in me. There are so many people that still need to hear the life giving words of God.
There are still other things I want to do. I want to get married and have kids. Grow old and experience the joys and disappointments that life will bring. I want to leave a godly legacy with the people that I help, my friends, and my family.
I think about all this and I don't feel like I'm done, yet I know God knows the number of my days, and He will always do what is best.
Death has become more real to me then ever before since my Mom was diagnosis with cancer, but we still trust God that His timing is perfect.
He will take each one of us, when are mission is complete, no sooner, no later. God has a purpose for us, and it will come to fruition before we've breathed our last. In that truth, we can find peace.
We don't know how much time we have, so we must make every second count. However, what does it really mean to make every moment count?
Some people try to experience as much pleasure as they can before they pass on, but we understand that our ultimate pleasure will be found with God when we are perfected in the afterlife.
For Christians, the call to make every moment count is not one to work yourselves into the ground, never taking a break, never enjoying the blessings of God. This call is to use every moment as a chance to worship the creator.
Worship Him through work.
Worship Him through service.
Worship Him through creativity.
Worship Him through rest.
Worship Him through trust amidst hardship.
A moment that is not used to worship God is a moment wasted.
We don't know how much sand is left in the top of the hourglass, but we can be intentional about making sure that every speck of sand is a testament of worship to our God.
We love to think of all we want to do, our desires, our wants. However, my encouragement to you is to become more focused on what God has done, and become a willing vessel for what He wants to do through you in the time you have left.
Make every moment count. Use the time you have left to worship our God.
Don't get lost looking at the hourglass, worrying about the sand you can't see at the top. God knows how much is left, trust Him that it's the perfect amount to fulfill your purpose on the earth.
Let your worry be consumed by your Worship!
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