Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The True Value of Time


"Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, 
and enjoy every moment of it. 
No idleness; no laziness; no procrastination; 
never put off till tomorrow what you can do today."

 ~ Lord Chesterfield


  Moments get away from us so quickly, do they not?  If we truly made use of every moment, how different would our lives be?  I must admit, my life would be quite different.  Do we need to be productive every moment?  No, I don't think so.  After all, Our LORD is the One who said, "Be still and know that I am God."

  Rest and relaxation is very important as well.  If we are praying, meditating on God's word, or investing in others by listening and talking, we are still redeeming the time in a very valuable way.  I think that Lord Chesterfield meant not to let the moments slip away into nothingness...wasted. 

Carpe Diem.  Seize the day!

God bless you all

Laura
Reaching forward
and realizing that our time
is finite whether we have
a diagnosis or not.



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35 comments:

  1. Laura - I'm in a time of focusing on that idea of not being idle as well. Whatever we're doing, we're supposed to be doing it as if it's for God, be it investing in people's lives by social interaction, playing games with family, watching a family movie, etc. or working around the house or studying Scripture. But I feel convicted about the time I spend just zoned out in front of the internet and TV, not really doing anything as if I'm doing it for the glory of God. So, I'm trying to make the most of my moments as well. :)

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  2. Wow! It's amazing how much wisdom is packed into this small post! Thanks so much for sharing! I've thought a lot lately on how I use my time and using it wisely.

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  3. Love this! So true. I think we take our time for granted sometimes and don't realize just how precious every single second is.

    Thank you for participating in Faithful Fridays! :)

    God bless,
    Joy :)

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  4. You're welcome, Joy. I do hope you're feeling better. I prayed. Years ago, I had pancreatitis. It's really painful, but God is good.

    Bless you.
    Laura

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  5. Laura,

    Our time is so valuable and it is short so it is so important that we use it wisely! I always think of the verse about Satan coming to steal, kill, and destroy. I think a big thing he does is to steal time from us....and unfortunately we sit by and let him do it. Talking to myself here, by the way.

    Great post.
    Thanks for your prayers for Joy. We really appreciate it so much!

    Blessings,
    Tammy

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  6. Hi Tammy,
    You know, I hadn't thought about that verse that way. I think you're right.
    Blessings,
    Laura

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  7. Love this post, Laura. I'm guilty of not treasuring time as I should. I think of all the moments that have passed with those I love that I can never get back. I'm learning to seize today and enjoy it. I like the quote "Life is the here and now, not the tomorrows and yesterdays."

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    1. Me, too, Wendi, me too! I like that quote, too. Be blessed!

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  8. Miss Laura, you sure did say a lot in this small post. We spend many hours a week wasting time. I don't feel that my time online is wasted as I am usually working or checking on my friends, but I know that my time I sit idle and do nothing is a waste. I am attempting to change my ways and make that time productive or glorifying to God.

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  9. Thank you for your sweet words of wisdom, my friend. Your post was such a good reminder....cherish every moment! Hugs to you!

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    1. I hope you have a very long lifetime of moments Stephanie! I have misplaced your mama's blog. Could you give me the link again? I cannot even think of her name or the name of her blog right now!

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  10. I pray you are feeling better. I so much appreciate your blog. May God bless your day and give you the strength you need for today. Blessings, Gla

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  11. I think the older we get, the more we realize how valuable one moment truly is. Thank you so much, my friend.

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    1. Perhaps you're right. Cancer sure makes you notice.

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  12. This is one of my favorite scriptures. I so need to be still sometimes. I pray for your return to health.

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  13. So true! I recently read a book that had a chapter about 'how many Sundays do you have left?' and about skipping church and thinking you can just go next Sunday.
    And, what if this could be the last one? That really got me thinking about nearly everything in that way.
    I think it's really about appreciating every moment as the gift it is, whether you're reading your bible or sitting on the patio with a big glass of lemonade and watching the birds play in their bath. Or even taking a snooze!

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    1. Boy, it sure does change how you look at things, doesn't it? I remember, right after my diagnosis, looking at our wood pile and wondering if I'd see another winter. When the flowers bloomed, I wondered if I would see them again the next spring.

      Then, I got my faith in order and decided that it really doesn't matter what the doctors say, I WILL live, and when I'm done with all this process, I want to live better in so many ways.

      Hugs,
      Laura

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  14. Boy Laura, With a lot of your posts lately, they are just what I needed to read. God is continuing to work in His mysterious ways, getting messages to people when they need certain ones at certain times. He is smiling on you, good and faithful servant. An inspiration to us all. Having a tomato sandwich for supper tonight..thinking about you..A gentle Hug, Karla

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    1. Hello Karla,
      I'm glad they're hitting God's mark. He's bringing it all to me in the right timing. I want to write for him not just for me.
      Hugs to you!
      Laura

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  15. Love, love this post. .so very true.. We need to remember this everyday..
    How are you doing my friend? Have been praying for you.. Sorry I have not emailed you lately.. life has been going non stop.... thus ... i needed this post. thank you so much.. take care of yourself.

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    1. Hello Judy,
      No worries, you just write when you have time, and I cross your mind.
      I am feeling better, because this is week 3. I expect I'll feel pretty good this weekend, then get zapped again Tuesday. Ugh. Trying not to think about that part. It is so very nice that I have a dear friend that goes to chemo with me. It's the only time I get to see her.

      I'm glad this post was good for you. It's good for me, too.
      Hope your weekend is terrific!
      Laura

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    1. Thanks my friend! I'll be over for a visit soon.

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  17. That is a very, very profound post! Thank you dear Laura!

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  18. Oh how true this is....smiles...keeping you in prayer, friend.

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    1. Thank you dearie! God bring health and happiness and clear thinking to you in Jesus' name. Now, is this the last semester or did you graduate?

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  19. I just found your blog. What a blessing you are to me. I lift you up to God in prayer. There is a purpose in everything. Beth S. Masontown Pennsylvania

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    1. So good to meet you, Beth! Hope we'll be friends.

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  20. Hello my sweet friend, you are right about time being precious. For some of us, you included, this is a time in our lives when we need to rest more so our bodies can heal. That does not mean though that we can't be productive. I try to spend my time learning new skills, encouraging others, helping my family when I can by taking care of my grandkids and preparing to teach the 3-5 year olds at MOPS this year.

    Continued prayers for healing for you. :)

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    1. Oh thank you so very much Debbie. You're right. I must work at resting more!

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  21. Time will always be a mystery to me. But I love that it is an equalizer.

    Beautifully written. Happy weekend!

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