As Louise looked through old photos of her late grandfather, she noticed she had forgotten how handsome he had been in his younger days. She also realized that the pictures depicted the energetic go-getter he was, always poised for an adventure. He was a man who seemed to almost thrive on the anticipation of any task, which was usually participation in some type of ministry. This was such a contrast to the frail man who spent most of his last days in his rocker by the picture window.
“They spring up like flowers and wither away; like fleeting shadows, they do not endure” (Job 14:2).
Life is short and people sometimes take it for granted. Days and months fly by, and before you know it years have passed. You may fill your life with activities involving things that matter very little when compared to the whole picture of your life.
It may be time to step back and conduct an inventory of daily routines. It is important that the things with which you fill our time make a positive impact in God’s kingdom.
Challenge for Today: Take time to evaluate your commitments and be willing to say “no” to some things.r Friends,
Anchored in Hope,
Pastor Phil Johnson