Years ago, I listened to a bible sermon called The Bank of time. It was a message on how to utilize time as a precious commodity. I took extensive notes and recently stumbled across my book of notes! This message was so inspiring that I wanted to share it with you.
First, let me say that I tried to find the original Minister who gave this message but was unsuccessful. I have also looked online to try and give credit where credit is due. The original idea for this message came from the sermon and the rest of it is my own interpretation. If you have stumbled across this post and I have missed giving credit to the proper people, this was unintentional and I would love for you to send an email.
Now, with that out of the way………The Bank of Time (this is a 4 part series)
The T in TIME is a Treasure!!
There was a poem written (by an unknown writer) titled Realize the Value of Time. I have taken this poem and expanded on it just a bit.
To realize the value of one year, ask a student who failed a grade in school and was held back while all his friends moved forward.
To realize the value of one month, ask a mother who gave birth to a premature baby.
To realize the value of one week, ask the grad student who missed out on grad week while all her friends participated in dances, photos and celebrations.
To realize the value of one hour, ask the business man who’s plane was delayed and he missed out on the deal of a lifetime because he didn’t make the meeting.
To realize the value of one minute, ask the man who just had a heart attack and there happened to be a paramedic nearby who did CPR and saved his life.
To realize the value of a second, ask the mother who missed being in a head on collision with an on-coming car (because of a split second turn of the wheel).
To realize the value of a second, ask the Olympic swimmer who missed qualifying because of one-sixth of a second.
Have you ever thought of time like this before, considering that every moment of time has significant value ……. every year, every day, every second?
A.W. Tozer wrote: “Time is a resource that is nonrenewable and nontransferable. You cannot store it, slow it up, hold it up, divide it or give it up. You can’t hoard it up or save it for a raiy day – when it’s lost it’s unrecoverable. When you kill time, remember that it has no resurrection.”
When Farrah Fawcett was in her last stages of terminal cancer, she was asked, if there was anything she could change, what would it be? Her response was that she would just “Live”. With all the money and financial security, with all the fame, with everything that she experienced as a star, she made it to the end of her life and felt as if she had never “lived”.
A while back, I attended a support group with a few other women. I commented that I wasn’t feeling very pretty and having a hard time with body image. One of the women said, “My daughter said the same thing to me before she passed away. I wish she would have seen how beautiful she was. Do you want to get to the end of your life and realize you never liked yourself?”
That really touched me!!
I have moments of insecurity, but I never really thought of it like that. For every day I was feeling insecure or in self-pity, I was wasting away this precious time God has given to me, this precious life I’ve been blessed with.
What are you experiencing today? Are you embracing each moment as a gift or is time passing you by? Do you struggle to hold onto faith that tomorrow will be a better day?
I will tell you what my angel friend told me. Love yourself. Love your life. Cherish every moment as if its the only one that matters. Don’t let one moment pass you by and disappear into the past. You wont get it back. Treasure every moment you have breath!
Psalm 139 13:16 You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.
Please share how you make the best of all your “moments” in the comment section below..
Thanks for stopping by, Rene’