Every time I take a glance at my wristwatch and see as the seconds go by, it puts me on my toes and reminds me that I’m moving closer to where I’m supposed to be and I may not be ready yet or lackadaisical about doing anything about it because I know not that time is of the essence and I have little or no time to do much.
Circles and cycles have been formed over the years, the struggle continues. Not one for total freedom or a transformation mentality, but one for daily survival, immediate gratification, and short-term satisfaction. Short-sightedness has crawled up our eyes like incurable glaucoma and we happen to see nothing but ourselves and our shadows behind us, never projecting into the future.
Our prayers have always been “give us our daily bread,” whatever happened, my God shall supply ALL my needs according to his riches and glory by Christ Jesus? What about tomorrow? And then you may want to quote the bible verse that says take no thought of what you shall eat or drink and all that (you may want to reread it and understand it in context) but the same bible says a wise man wanting to build a house, first of all, sits down to count the cost. Well, that’s a discussion for another day.
We may not all be students of the Bible, and I really think we should be, but what difference does it make if we do nothing about the quality of our existence (a lot I would say), after all, life throws the same punches on both the learned and the unlearned, the same way God makes the sun to shine on the just and the unjust. The same principles that govern seed time and harvest work for both the rich and poor alike, give and it shall be given unto you is not a selective principle in itself. We all get to breathe the same amount of oxygen and are showered with the same number of hours on a daily basis, 24hours and not a second more. So I ask you, what special privilege does the rich have that make them richer that the poor don’t have, making them poorer?
The crux of the matter is that the difference between the ignorant and educated, failures and success, is a tiny line that makes all the difference. Knowledge, I would call it, and this same quality is what differentiates the rich from the poor. You may want to attribute a variety of names to it like good luck, time and chance and the rest but the difference boils down to knowledge. What you know, who you know, what you do with what and who you know.
I once heard a wealthy man say this “I’m wealthy because I know what you don’t know and you don’t know what I know. When you do, I won’t lose my wealth but we will both be wealthy”
There are days when I get so productive that I feel like I should loan a few more hours from a friend to complete my task but we all have 24hours, not an hour more, not a second more and that’s actually all we have because the past is lost, the future is uncertain, but today, that’s our best chance at creating a mind-blowing script for the future we believe in.
If all you had was just 24hours left, what would you do, what would you want to achieve, where will you want to go, who will you spend time with? We always never get to do the things that matter to us until we can no longer do them, lying on the sick bed as the city of death prepares to welcome us, the screams of regret are all we leave behind.
I agree with the school of thought that says live one day at a time but not in the light with which they say it. Don’t live as though today is all you have, live as though today is all you have to make tomorrow count.
24hours is all you have, MAKE IT COUNT!