Time is a very strange concept. We are bound to it like slaves. When we are younger, it almost feels like we can control it, but that is NOT the reality! Whether we like it or not, time goes by and old things pass away. While you still have time, what will you do with it?
There are many things that I miss from my past and there are also things I wish I can do over from my past. For instance, I wish that I were a little more involved in my High School. Most of my friends went to all the dances, games, and activities. I barley did anything! Although I was heavily involved in the True North High School Ministry at Compass Bible Church, I still wish that I did more than that. But oh well! Time carried me a lot faster that I thought it would!
The point is, time flies by very quickly. As I went through the rough transition of high school to college, I felt lost. Spiritually, I was doing pretty well during my senior year of high school. I read my Bible daily, prayed daily, and constantly had the "here to serve" attitude. Then college came and I crashed pretty hard. I didn’t really like church anymore, I missed high school, and I missed the excitement that I had before. It took me a while to realize what God was doing in my life. It's clear that He was pulling me away from the immaturity of high school and pushing me toward the responsibility of college. The old is gone and the new has come! I have always had a colorful personality. I have a lot of energy and once in a while I enjoy being wild, but there is a time and place for that now. I can't go crazy and expect to have fun all the time! Sometimes we need to be calm and handle things more like an adult.
Ecclesiastes 3:4 - "A time to weep and a time to laugh; A time to mourn and a time to dance."
Yes, it is sometimes sad that the old things are fading away, but keep in mind that God has many NEW and BETTER things planned for you! The reality of this life is that we are only here for a short while, and then POOF, we are gone! So let's stop hanging on to the old things and let God bring the new things into our lives. I tried so hard to hold onto high school, but God gave me a swift kick to the pants, telling me to get on with my life! I have better things to do than to waste time thinking about the past! We need to use our time WISELY. Live in the NOW. Let's use our years, months, days, hours, minutes, even the seconds, that God gave us, to passionately serve Him!
If you are going to take anything from this blog, let it be this: WAKE UP and realize that serving God is how we need to spend our precious time. Forget about the past, and live for the NOW. The sand in the hourglass is falling a lot faster than you think!
Psalm 39:4-5 – “LORD, make me to know my end and what is the extent of my days; let me know how transient I am. Behold, You have made my days as handbreadths, and my lifetime as nothing in Your sight; surely every man at his best is a mere breath.”