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Daily Gifts!

When I was a young boy growing up, I remember the older folks saying: “The older you get the quicker time flies!” I remember it used to seem like it took forever for Christmas to get here. Now that I have lived more than a few years, I have discovered that what the older folks were saying is very much true. I’m not sure why it is this way, but it seems that every year, the days go by faster and quicker than the year before.

I am at the age now that I realize what a precious gift a day is. Once it is spent, we cannot get it back and so I try to get the most out of and enjoy every one I get. At some point in my life, I read some where that every day presents us with three very special gifts. Those gifts are: Time, energy and choice.

Every day presents us with the gift of time. We have 24 hours to rest and sleep, to work and earn; and to serve ourselves and others. We all get the same amount of time in a day, but we each get to make our own choices about what we are going to do with that time. We should be careful to use it wisely, since there is a limited supply.

Every day presents us with the gift of energy. As we get older, we don’t have quiet as much of this as we used to. How many times have you seen a bunch of adults sitting around watching the kids run all over the place and heard someone exclaim: “If I had that much energy, I’d bottle it up and sell it!” If we use our energy wisely, it will reward us in incredible ways.

Everyday presents us with the gift of choice. We choose to stay in bed or get up. We choose what we are going to eat, if we are going to eat at all. We make choices about our choices! When we stop and think about it, what an amazing gift, the gift of choice is. Choose to live the most amazing life possible.

These three gifts are gifts that we way to often, tend to take for granted. I challenge you for whatever days you have left, to take time to think about, appreciate and utilize your daily gifts. Manage your time and get the most out of your moments. Use your energy wisely and protect it’s source. Get what you want out of this life, by choosing your activities carefully, so that you are not wasting the precious gift of time. Life is about more than minutes, it is about moments, so get the most out of everyone you’ve been gifted with… 🙏🏻

It’s About Time To Stop Wasting Time!

Have you ever stopped to think about how much time we waste on stuff that really does not matter? I call this stuff that we waste our time on the “nonessentials”. This is the stuff that has no eternal significance and no real ultimate meaning. One of my professors in college called it “puff and fluff”.

Think about it for a moment – how much time do you spend on stuff that really does not matter? How much time do you waste being distracted by things that do absolutly nothing for your soul? We allow way to much stuff to come into our lives and eat away at what really matters from the inside-out.

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.” Ecclesiates 3:1-8

It is past time to begin distancing yourself from the unproductive stuff that wastes your prescious commodity of time. Time is one of those things that we all have a limited supply of. I don’t care how much money you have, you cannot buy anymore time. What you got you got and that’s it!

On one side of tracks of life you have the stuff that does not really matter, the time wasters, life suckers and blessing thieves. On the other side of your life you have the things that do really matter, the blessings, the growth and your purpose. Every moment of everyday you make a decison about which side of the tracks you are going to live on.

Stop letting fear, misunderstanding and negativity keep you from experiencing the strength, growth and positivity you were created for. You were created for this miraculous experience called life, so that you might learn, grow and develop into the amazing creation that you are.

From your Spirit, learn to:

1.) Embrace all that you are and all you were created for.

2.) Enjoy this miraculous experience called life for all it has to offer.

3.) Experience the joy that comes from really living by getting the most out of every moment…

A Moment In Time!

At the moment, I find that I am intrigued by moments. I mean, when you stop for a moment and think about it, it’s the moments that we live for. What exactly is it that makes a moment? We love to play the game of idolization, which tends to make another time, another place and another person, situation or condition the magical moment, but in truth, this is just a game we play, so we don’t have to face reality, which can sometimes sting.

We often avoid the reality of the present moment by romanticizing some moment from our past or fantasizing some moment in our future and the great tragedy is that we miss the magic of the present circumstances with all of their potential to bring about the miraculous.

If you wonder why we do it? It’s because of our ego. We like to think that we are what we have, what we do or what we think others think of us, but we are so much more! And we must take on the wild monkeys running around in our ego mind, so that we can overcome this habit of self sabotage. This is the very bad habit that keeps getting in the way of our living in the pure peace of the present moment with all of its potential for the things that can’t be explained and only experienced.

You are here, in this time and place for a reason. The only question that really matters is: “What are you going to do with this?” I am finding myself more and more at this very unique place and I have to admit that I like it. I don’t want anything, I don’t expect anything, I just simply allow whatever and live with it, learn from it and let it take me where it will. Some people may say that I am going with the flow, but I like to think that I am allowing myself to be the flow – going wherever for whatever I was created for…

Mark 8:36 says “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, but lose his soul?”

So many of us today are wandering around looking for our souls in a moment of time and missing the heart and spirit of the moment that we are in at this time and place. Don’t miss the power, healing and miracle of this moment. Embrace it and allow it to take you to the better place that you can never ever seem to get yourself…