It's About Time

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On May 1st, 2020 my 7th book, "The Mystery of Time" will instantly become available across the globe. It's the result of one year of focused writing alongside a group of dedicated writers at Book Writer's Club from The Body Church in Decatur, GA.

So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom. - Psalm 90:12(NKJV) 

Time is a gift from God to each person. One of my favorite college professors described time as one of the earth’s non-renewable resources. Once time is spent, you can never get it back. You also can’t make up for lost time which makes wasting time such an indictment against those who do.  Time must be treasured like the precious, limited, resource it truly is. You get one chance at life and a limited time to live it so you must make the most of the time you have. It is like the package on the popular movie, Mission Impossible, which self-destructs after its contents are delivered. Time essentially begins running down the moment it begins. 

Regardless of how smart or creative you are, you cannot create time. What's even worse is that you have no idea how much time you have available. You only know that it is limited. You cannot even truly manage time. You can manage what you do with the time you have and that's about it. Essentially, time as an entity progresses regardless of what you do. If you accomplish something important over the next six months or you do absolutely nothing of consequence, six months will still be gone. Time doesn't depend on you and there's nothing you can do to affect it. As a result, if you don't do something of consequence with your time you will lose it. So, what are you doing with your time? Are you living like time is running out or are you letting precious time go to waste? 

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. - Genesis 1:1(KJV) 

God is everlasting, He has no beginning nor end. He exists outside the realm of time and space in a dimension called eternity. The word “beginning” is defined as the point in time or space at which something starts. Based on Genesis 1:1, in the beginning, God created everything we know in human existence including the fundamental building blocks of time and space. While time fits into eternity because God created it, we cannot use time as our frame of reference to define eternity. For instance, eternity is not an endless period nor is it a very, very long time. It has nothing to do with time because the very concept of time has built-in limits that do not apply to eternity. Time as an entity has a beginning and an end while eternity does not have any such constraints. 

Keeping all of that in mind, what is time? It’s a word we use frequently in the English language to mean many different things. While we may default to the most common use of the word, there are more dimensions of time than we typically imagine. Here’s a quick exercise to demonstrate that point. What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of time? For me, it’s the time on the clock. I hate being late to anything because I believe that time is something valuable. It must be honored and respected. Consequently, when I first think of time I think of the question; “What’s the time?” What about you?  

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