Have you ever considered how restricted we are by time and space? It doesn’t matter who we are, we all have the same amount of time in the day and we can only be in one place at a time. Therefore our lives have this fence around although some people seem to feel it can be stretched. They attempt to be in more than one place at a time and extend the day by working long into the night hours!
None of us know how long we have in life but in the present, we all have the 24 hours in one day and the seven days in one week. It’s what we do with it that counts. Apparently few people say at the end of their life, they wished they had spent more time at the office. It is usually they wished they had given more time to the family. Time is precious. It never returns once it has gone. It’s a tragedy how much time we may have wasted. Relaxation is necessary and varies according to different people. It might be reading, watching television (sometimes falling asleep while doing so) or it may be just talking or having family time. Times of rest are essential otherwise we simply burn out.
Did you ever think how our family relationships and other friendships are restricted in their development by time and space. We only have so much time to spend with people so we need to allocate it wisely and build good relationships. The space aspect comes into play when one is 3000 miles from family or friends. The geography makes it more difficult to spend face to face time with people. Facebook has made a positive contribution in that it offers the opportunity to connect with family and friends far more often than if our contact was solely through email and the telephone – hence the name social media! In three months I have spoken with, and heard from, numerous people, who probably didn’t even know I was still on the planet!
Why am I saying all this? I recently read the latest Hugh Ross book, “Why the Universe is the way it is” in which he talks about our limitations caused by time and space. It just reminded me that we have to be good stewards of whatever we have, and that includes time. It caused me to question as to how I use time. Am I using it wisely? Am I selfish with it? Am I using it for the benefit of family and friends? So the questions continue. It’s not a bad idea to sometimes take stock of how we are using our lives. We only have one, and who knows how long that will be? Let’s make the most of it now, while we have the time!