Time is one of the most valuable commodities we all have.
Last week my children both asked me what I wanted for Mother’s Day. My answer was something that costs nothing, yet costs everything….time. Oh, they could have purchased me a variety of gifts, and I’m sure I would have appreciated anything they gave me, but the one thing I wanted more than anything was a bit of their time.
Life seems to be on fast forward, everyone being so busy. This Mother’s Day all I wanted was a relaxing, slow-paced day where I had time with my children. Time to hear about their school year, time to hear about their summer plans, time to hear what they were dreaming about these days.
When you give someone your time, it speaks volumes. It says,
You matter to me. You’re worth investing in. I value you.”
Time is a gift that transcends every demographic imaginable. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from, we all get twenty-four hours a day. What we do with it is up to us, but we cannot add more hours to our day for good behavior. There’s no such thing as roll over minutes in life.
Everyone likes to know they’re valued enough for someone to their invest time. The investment of time in our lives is like the planting seeds. The greater the investment, the greater the harvest.
The young ladies I encounter from the sex trade are hungry for someone to spend time with them. They want know someone sees them as more than an ATM. They want someone to listen to them, to help them see their own value, to help them learn to dream again and to just be with them.
People invest their time in things they value.
What do you value? Is it work? Is it a hobby? A sport? Facebook? Your family? Or is it community service?
I’ve heard it said,
Show me your calendar and your checkbook and I’ll show you what you value.”
Hosea 10:12 says,
Sow for yourselves righteousness, reap the fruit of unfailing love….”
What are you sowing? How are you investing your time? It will determine what you reap. For as the saying goes,
Whatever a man sows, that also shall he reap.”
Make sure the things you’re investing in matter and will last the test of time.