Monday, February 7, 2011

Ready Or Not

A truck came speeding down the side of a hill. It was necessary to make a quick turn at the bottom of the hill to avoid going into a lake. Unfortunately, it failed to make the turn and ended up in the lake. Fortunately, the driver escaped unharmed.

As he climbed from the cab of the truck and waded from the lake to the crowd that had assembled, he was shaking his head from side to side. Finally someone asked, "What happened?"

"Well," he said, "I guess I should have gotten brake fluid before I needed it."

Procrastination, at times, seems to invade everyone's life. Occasionally, we "all plan to do tomorrow what we could have done today." And there are many excuses that encourage us to do so. One might be fear. Another might be thinking the task is unimportant or even too difficult. Again, we may not want to be bothered by a request or even have a desire to inconvenience the one who is depending on us.

Time is one of God's greatest gifts. Once gone, it can never be reclaimed or returned. So we must learn to see time from God's perspective and place a high value on it. God gives us time, first of all, to accept His salvation. Then, whatever days He allows us to live, are to be lived in service to Him and others who need Him.

Prayer: Help us, Father, to make the most of our time so that we may accomplish the purpose You have for us. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture: Zechariah 1:4

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