What a day this has been!
Life is so unpredictable!
You think you have it all planned out but nothing really goes according to the plan!
You try to make allowances for interruptions but you still run out of time!
I'll not bore you with the details but I am sure you know what I am talking about.
Why do we find it so impossible to control our time? For years I attended business courses and seminars about time management. Eventually I ran some lectures about the same subject but I still struggled to manage my time. I can schedule tasks, arrange meetings, draw up lists but controlling time ultimately is impossible.
Now don't get me wrong; I'm quite efficient. My desk is uncluttered, I work my way through lists, I get a lot done in a day but time beats me.
I think that the question really is - is it possible to control time? You can manage what you do with your time but time never stops. It marches on relentless.
This is true in every aspect of life. Minutes tick away growing into hours. Hours grow into days. Days to weeks. Weeks to months. Months to years and before you know it middle age has crept up on you. Old age is not a lifetime away and you think - where has it all gone?
In Ecclesiastes chapter three Solomon reminds us there is 'a time to be born and a time to die'.
The scriptures warn us of the end of life creeping up on us rapidly in Psalm 90:9-11 - 'For all our days have declined in Your fury; we have finished our years like a sigh. As for the days of our life, they contain seventy years, or if due to strength, eighty years,
yet their pride is but labor and sorrow; for soon it is gone and we fly away. Who understands the power of Your anger and Your fury, according to the fear that is due You?
In light of the brevity of time and suddenness of death it would be wise to prepare to meet God.
Have you prepared? You can do by repenting if your sin and turning to God for forgiveness. The Bible summarises the final stage of conversion in these words 'Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved', Acts 16:31.
As always, please get in touch if I can help you further. You will reach me through www.seekthetruth.org.uk.