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James 4:13-15 "13 Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: 14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. 15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that."
Alfred Nobel, a Swedish chemist known for inventing dynamite once arose from sleep to read the published headline in the local newspaper, "Nobel dies having invented the single most deadly weapon of all time..." The newspaper had mistaken him for someone else; but having had the opportunity to read his own epitaph he purposed he would not allow his invention to define the rest of his life. He decided to spend the remainder of his days striving for peace in the land. He once said, "I believe every person should have opportunity to read their own life's story as told by others so that they may then decide what changes to make before they die."
I want you to notice some truths about time as it relates to periods or moments of life. First, we cannot go back in time and relive the good moments of life. As much as we would all like to go back and live again those moments of great joy and happiness, it is impossible to do so. Secondly, we cannot go back and redo the moments when we had a lapse of judgment and made silly mistakes. Some of us may have even made great mistakes, but it is impossible to go back and fix those actions, words or missed opportunities. Lastly, and most importantly, we can redeem the time (Ephesians 5:16). We can take the time we have left and make the very most of it fulfilling the will of God for our lives.
I also want you to notice exactly what time is as it relates to the word of God:
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With every tick and tock of the clock time moves forward. With every passing moment we all move ever closer to eternity where time will seize. Time waits for no man. I pray that everyone that reads this post will be reminded of how fragile life is as it relates to time.