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Keller: Wasted time cannot be recaptured

A few years ago, the discussion in a small group was about wasted time. The question was: Are you guilty of continually wasting time? I think most people, if they are honest, will admit to wasting time.

Time is something that we can never recapture. We take it for granted and act as though we have an unlimited supply.

In my lifetime, I’ve been blessed. I don’t have many regrets, but sometimes I reflect on all the time I wasted when my children were young.

What would I have done different? I would have given my family more quality time. I would have cut down on the time I spent away from home attending non-productive meetings and on the wasted time spent in barrooms, particularly in meaningless conversation.

All the things I would have done differently really doesn’t matter now. That time is gone and lost forever. What matters now is how I spend the time I have left in this short lifetime.

What will my priorities be? Will I spend time on things that don’ t have any eternal value, or will I focus on leaving a legacy of integrity that my family and friends will remember?

God doesn’ t promise us tomorrow, but commands us to live each day aware to opportunities in which we can be a witness for Christ.

Recently, I asked Jeanne if I was lazy. ‘No,” she said, ” but you procrastinate.” That’s a good word for wasting time. I’m guilty of that.

If you have any questions, or comments, please write to Harold Keller at Get High on Life, P.O. Drawer U, Reserve, LA 70084 or call (985) 652-8477.