Over the last few weeks, I began a journey of getting the old me back. I began looking at my life and wondering, “what has happened to me that I deserve all of this”. I’m sure I’m not the only one that has had this thought cross their mind and like most of you, you probably felt like someone or something was punishing you for some wrong doing that you couldn’t remember.
It wasn’t until I returned from a family vacation that I started asking better questions because the truth of the matter is that no one is punishing me. No one is standing over me with a magnifying glass trying to burn me like we all did to the ant hill in our front yard growing up. What is happening is that we are being disciplined, molded if you will for something greater or we are on the wrong path. God does this when we aren’t being fruitful. He prunes us like a grape vine when our branches aren’t bearing fruit.
This realization helped me tremendously.
From that a light bulb came on for me, I have begun a journey of cleaning out the junk that had me believing that the way my life was heading was out of my control when in reality, I never really had any control in the first place. The only thing I have control over is my thoughts. Now it just so happened that all at the same time, 3 very important things began to happen right around the time that this change in my gray matter began. I started a small group bible study at my church and began the crown financial program, also in my church, but then this thing called the Master Key Mastermind Alliance just mysteriously appeared on my Facebook page that invited me to go watch a video and learn how to turn my life around. More on that in future posts to this blog. Here is the thing that really sunk it home for me…
The 2 – 3 months leading up to the commencement of the above events, I grew more and more angry at everything. The slightest little thing would set me off and get my blood pressure boiling. Then one by one, “3” things fell across the path I was on like trees in a thunderstorm blocking my path. Now there is some significance for me with the fact that it was “3” things – The Holy Trinity, the notion that good luck and bad come in 3’s, etc. This makes it more than happenstance. This was God intervening in my life and providing for me the tools I needed to get my life in order and bring myself out of this pit that I was sinking into day by day.
The biggest struggle for me has been time management and finding time to get everything done that was being asked of me. Then I see this on Facebook:
Imagine there is a bank account that credits your account each morning with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day.
Every evening the bank deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out every cent, of course?
Each of us has such a bank. Its name is TIME.
Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds.
Every night it writes off, as lost, whatever of this you have failed to invest to a good purpose.
It carries over no balance. It allows no overdraft. Each day it opens a new account for you. Each night it burns the remains of the day.
If you fail to use the day’s deposits, the loss is yours. There is no drawing against “tomorrow.”
You must live in the present on today’s deposits. Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness and success!
The clock is running!! Make the most of today.
To realize the value of ONE YEAR, ask a student who failed a grade.
To realize the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby.
To realize the value of ONE WEEK, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.
To realize the value of ONE HOUR, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.
To realize the value of ONE MINUTE, ask a person who just missed a train.
To realize the value of ONE SECOND, ask someone who just avoided an accident.
To realize the value of ONE MILLISECOND, ask the person who won a silver medal at the Olympics.
Treasure every moment that you have! And treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time with. And remember time waits for no one.
It seems as if things are already moving in the right direction. It makes me excited to see what the future brings or more accurately, what I create in the future by training my thoughts and developing new good habits.
Until next time…