I wonder how much time I have wasted during my lifetime. I have been on this earth for 27,412 days which is 657,888 hours or 39,473,280 minutes which is 2,368,396,800 seconds. I consider wasted time as time I have spent worrying about things I could not change, or thinking about things I wish I had done differently! My biggest problem was procrastination, and it caused me many missed opportunities. It is sort of like crying over spilt milk, cracked eggs, or crumbs all over the floor. It is futile!!
Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? Matthew 6:27
Time is precious, and I wish I had lived my life valuing time. Time is a gift from God, and we need to learn to value the time we have been given. If there is a beginning, there has to be an end. Therefore, focusing on material things is foolish in the big scheme of time. Once time is gone, you cannot get it back.
Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12 NIV
When we are young, we think we have all the time in the world. As we grow older, we value time more because we realize the years left are few. It is important to look at the choices and decisions we make daily and take stock of how much we value time.
Lord, help me to understand and value the gift of time. Give me a heart of wisdom so I can govern my time. Help me make better choices and decisions so I can redeem the lost time.
I am sorry I’ve wasted so much time on the things I cannot change. I am sorry for taking for granted what God so freely provides for me every day. I am sorry for robbing the people in my life because of the “look back mentality.”
Holy Spirit, help me to forget the pain associated with the past and as I visit my past from now on let it be for only moments of remembering how you brought me out of bondage. Thank you, Abba for a new start!