Let's play a game!
What is one thing that...
--Everyone wants from you
--That is always lacking
--The greatest cause of stress and frustration
--Everyone fears of losing?
Our chapel speaker this Tuesday was Dr. James Earl Massey. He spoke on the value of time and how the Lord wants us to use it. If I walked away with anything from his sermon, it was this statement:
"There is more to life than time, there is also eternity."
Think about your day to day activities. Throughout the day, who demands most of your time? What do you spend the majority of your time doing? America is a high paced society where being ahead of the game is of most importance. However, the problem with living at such a fast pace is the quality of life.
So many memories are overlooked by constantly moving from place to place seeking the biggest and best of life.
Now, don't get me wrong, I'm all about living life to the fullest. God does have extraordinary plans for His believers--plans that are greater than we ourselves could expect or imagine.
But, look back on your fondest memories of life. What do you remember the most?
I know the fondest memories of my life are the small things.
--A compliment given by a friend
--Receiving an unexpected gift
--Talking to the people you're serving on a mission trip
This past weekend, I had the opportunity of picking up some scrapbooks, Conversationalists, and diplomas from the granddaughter of an Alumna. Her name was Ruth Adams, and she graduated in 1918. What I found the most unusual were the things she wanted to remember. The scrapbook was filled with little things like a section of streamer and part of a throat lozenge box. The captions for each item indicated a simple memory and the happiness it brought her. Later on, there will be a more in detailed blog about Ruth's scrapbooks, but I just wanted to point out the simplicity of her memories. Our days are filled with little moments--moments that can help shape our future or simply bring a sprinkling of joy.
We're all in a race against time. If you know anything about the Apostle Paul, he was the poster boy for "running the good race." I don't want to sound cliché, but it's really not about the race, it's all about how you choose to run it.