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The Importance and Meaning of Time

Sunday, September 13, 2020

I thought a lot about TIME today. How to use TIME wisely and decided to look up a few verses in the Bible. They have so many... here are a few.

Psalm 90:12
So teach us to number our days,
That we may present to You a heart of wisdom.

Ecclesiastes 3:11
He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also set eternity in their heart, yet so that man will not find out the work which God has done from the beginning even to the end.

Ephesians 5:15-17
Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

We have no idea how many days we have on this earth. Life expectancy is pretty long on average, if something doesn't stop the natural way of things. Covid has taught me how much TIME I actually waste.

Recently I started logging everything down. With that, my logging and my complete awareness of every meal and 3 hours of exercise a day, not including the regular routine of raising a family and caring for our home, makes the day long!! I am tired at the end of the evening.
My husband and I were chatting on how TIME is in everything.

I said to him, " I wish I could lose 50 pounds in a week, but I guess you could gain 50 pounds in a week too if you could lose it that fast."

He replied, it's just a waiting game. Not a lot of people have patience."

The Bible says Patience is a virtue.

If you only waited for (You put something here), then Your situation would be different. I rush to get something at the time because I wanted it then and realize, I could have waited until it was right. This is a silly but funny example. You are in your car and you want to cross the street. You see an opening and take it.. You jump out in traffic causing your heart to race, and then look in your review mirror and realize that if you waited just about 5 seconds more then you would have had a clear and stress-less drive with no traffic at all. Waiting is hard and I guess that is why it is a virtue.

What I weigh now is an accumulation of my whole life's habit of eating and exercising or lack of it. I am doing the right things for myself now. I just need to keep doing it and then see the results at the end of whatever TIME it takes.
You can waste TIME or use it wisely. The subject first came about when I set my timer to 5 minutes to do an arm exercise, then that went off and I set it again for leg exercises, abs, back.. etc... Then I got to 50 minutes, just 5 minutes at a TIME. If you asked me to exercise for 50 minutes straight of lifting weights, I would have quit before I started.
For me, I understood that I do better by not asking so much of myself at once, but " just do what I can do" in this 5 minutes.

Time to go...

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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Very insightful thoughts about time. The diet pill companies and the exercise gadget companies make millions
    because people want instant results. That is why there are lots of people who have liposuction and then gain the weight back, because they are unable or unwilling to eat healthier.
    I like your thought about driving, as well. It irritates me to be on the freeway and people pass on the left and the right in a figure 8 pattern just to get a few yards ahead. They still pay a price because they have to be tense after that kind of driving.
    34 days ago
    Thoughtful post and congrats on today's number. I drank coffee after mid day... waiting on yawn time.
    34 days ago
    Thoughtful post and congrats on today's number. I drank coffee after mid day... waiting on yawn time.
    34 days ago
    I enjoyed reading your thoughts about time, and you are so right to pay attention to how much time it is taking you to do things. I am sure you will be seeing good results real soon. Do set aside some time, too, to get plenty of rest, as you are asking much more of your body right now.

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    36 days ago
    36 days ago
    time is precious and so is God's word. You have a rich treasure in that discovery. Time slips by and is wasted if we are not careful. A rich blessing- time.
    36 days ago
    You can do this. Just take it one day at a time. Have a great week!
    36 days ago
    3 hours of exercise a day??? Oh my. This is a good way to spend your time I guess...
    36 days ago
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