“We can never turn back the pages of time, though we may wish to relive a happy moment, or say good-bye just one last time, we never can, because the sands of time continue to fall, and we can’t turn the hourglass over.”
My pastor gave a very good sermon a while ago. It was about time. And yes, time is all that we have.
“Mazmur 90:12. Ajarlah kami menghitung hari-hari kami sedemikian, hingga kami beroleh hati yang bijaksana.”
And he’s right.
“Pergunakan waktu dengan efektif.”
“Waktu yang sudah berlalu, tak akan bisa diputar lagi.”
When you start counting your days, you’ll know how to use your time carefully.
Imagine that you’re taking a vacation, for example to Singapore, for 3 days. I bet you are going to plan your holiday! Day one go to Universal Studio Singapore, day two shopping in Vivo city, then eat dinner somewhere… or something like that. When you know that the time is short, and start counting the days, you will start to use your time effectively, and prioritise the most important things.
Human lives are very short. We are here today, may be gone tomorrow. Our lifetime is 70 years, or 80 years, if we’re lucky. We spent half of our lives chasing worthless things, doing worthless stuffs. Or even worse, we spent most of our lives not knowing God.
If you know that you’re going to be gone tomorrow, what will you do today? Certainly not playing video games or working until 12am rite? You probably will prepare your heart to meet your Maker, say sorry to everyone, and love words to your loved ones.
The sad part is, we’ll never know when our time is up.
Start counting your days, by that you will know how to set your priorities right.
Number one priority will always be about God. About His purpose in our lives, about chasing after God’s will, and loving what He loves, hating what He hates. Number two, I’ll say it’s family. Number three, everything else (careers, friends, blah).
But sometimes, I feel like giving my time on a garage sale.
And after knowing that the priority is the Lord, next question arouse, “How will you know the will of God?” I think most will answer by reading the Bible and having a relationship with God. But it’s not that easy to establish a deep relationship with someone, moreover with God.
If we never set aside the time to know Him, how can we know His will? How can we love Him, if we don’t know who He is?