Welcome back to Second Chance to Live. I really enjoy spending time with you. Many of us have heard the phrase; Time waits for no man. Time indeed does march on apart from our approval or disapproval. We can not buy back time with all the money in the world. We can not beg, borrow or steal time out of desperation. Time marches on in the wake of our lives. Time can not be grasped nor can it be harnessed. Once time becomes a memory, time can not be changed.
As I have mentioned in previous posts my Dad passed away on January 10, 2007. Since my Dad’s passing, I have become more aware of time. When my Dad died, so did his opportunity to live in time. He could no longer change his mind, make amends or learn from his experience. He could no longer explore the potential of his creativity. He could no longer be of service to his fellow-man, nor could he pursue excellence. Most of all, he could no longer be apart of my life.
As I have thought about my Dad’s life, one reality became obvious to me. My Dad’s ability to make use of time vanished when he died. When he ceased to be, infinity took over time. My Dad could no longer make a decision to march with time. Seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks and years became of no consequence or value to my Dad. Time, instead, seemed to swallow my Dad when he died.
When I consider my Dad’s passing, I am confronted by reality. Reality reminds me that my time is limited. How I chose to march with time will determine how I experience time. My decision will not only impact my life, but the lives of those I love. My destiny will be fashioned by my use of time. With this awareness I am reminded that time is a gift that if squandered will vanish.
Using the gift of time will be the tribute to our presence. Our willingness to consider the possibilities and then make use of the opportunities that are given to us will ultimately determine our destinies. Seconds, minutes, days, weeks and years do not have to creep up on you and me. Instead, we can make use of time.
Thank you that my eyes have been opened to time. I am no longer a reactor to time. I am in the presence of time. I not limited in time, because I move with time. I am not waiting on time, because I am settled in time. My presence flows with time. I am not rushed by time, because I arrive on time.
I will not look back on time, as time served. Instead, I will take advantage of the time I am given. My progress is documented by time, but I am not a slave to time. I am therefore encouraged, as I know I am in time.
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