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