Your Time is Running Out

Our Drew made comments recently about time running out. I won’t tell you all he said, but he had come to the conclusion that we don’t have all that much time here on earth, and we never did. He’s 19, but he doesn’t know where the years went. I agree, and it makes me sad that he’s so grown up. I hope the years have flown by because he was having so much fun!

When I was about Drew’s age or maybe a little younger, I remember commenting to my dad how the months had flown by. His response was that at his age it seemed like Santa met himself in the chimney! Now, I’m beginning to relate.

With the birth of each child, we can hardly wait for crawling, walking, and talking. I forget where she read it, but my mom once shared that we wish their lives away. Ever since, there have been times that I wished I could make time stop or even reverse. I want some of those years back.

It seems like Christmas was just yesterday, but it’s already midyear! My goals and plans and dreams for this year are about a breath away from not getting done. I’m excited that some responsibilities I’ve had for almost a year are coming to an end in a few weeks. I may have some free time to work on another book. Am I now wishing my life away?

Drew is fortunate to realize at his young age that time is quickly passing by. I told him that some folks never learn it. They work long hours and miss their children growing up. It is good that he realized it now. I told him to remember that for when he has children. I know he’ll make a great dad if God blesses him with children one day.

Time is running. Another day is another day less we have on this earth. What are you running out of time to do? Does it have to do with something or someone? If you have children or grandchildren, they are growing up. Do you spend time with them? What about that bucket list? What about what God has called you to do? Have you started? Most importantly, have you trusted Jesus as your Savior?

Consider these verses:

For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none abiding.
1 Chronicles 29:15

Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
James 4:14

Our days on earth are as a shadow. Our life is a vapour. Cherish the moments, and be sure you have settled where you will spend eternity.


Today’s challenge is to not be frustrated if you have really realized that life is ticking by and you have not accomplished what you’d like. Thank God for each day, and spend it wisely doing what God has for you to do. Don’t take people for granted. Make time for family. Most importantly, accept Jesus as your Savior if you haven’t and spread the gospel message. Time is running out.