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Saturday, February 24, 2007

Three things in life that, once gone, never come back –

Time

Words

Opportunity


Time
- Our time is our life. To squander our time is to squander our life. If we waste our time we will waste our destiny. If we don’t manage our time effectively we will squander our destiny. It takes skill and character to manage our time. Having an aggressive approach to time management is to have passion for fulfilling our destiny.

Spending our life differently is the same as spending our time differently. We can’t have the desires and visions our life be one thing while living in a vacuum with our time, assuming it will all work itself. If you have real goals for your life then they have to end up as real time spent in your day.

Words
- At times, we are careless with our words. Words can hurt and wound, leaving lasting scars. At times our words can hurt much more that a physical slap, and make a deeper impression. As God's children, this ought not to be. Our words should be a joy to hear, and a comfort to others.

When we speak "truth" to each other, it needs to be spoken with love and kindness. We are not each other's 'judge and jury', but we are to help each other in areas we are weak in. Words spoken with this intent is usually received in the spirit it was given. Words harshly spoken will only reap bitterness and hurt, and will not accomplish the thing we are desiring.

As Christians, in the family of God, let us treat others with kindness and respect. Let us not 'belittle' others in any way by using words that we would not say to Christ. After all, " as we have done (said) unto others, we have done unto Him! Let us be careful to 'watch our words', so they are 'acceptable' unto Christ!


Opportunity - We usually think of "opportunity" as our own chance to take a significant step ahead in life. We love the idea of an open door or a favorable moment to seize the chance of a lifetime. But do we ever think of opportunity from God's perspective?

Pastor Browning Ware has written: "Our worst circumstances may be God's best opportunity to bring new meaning to our lives." J. B. Phillips said something similar: "Man's extremity is God's opportunity."

As you look at your life, do you recognize the opportunities for God to teach you? It may be during times of hurt or great loss; or maybe you've come to the end of yourself and given up hope.
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Blogger Abigail S said ... (2/23/2007 9:58 PM) : 

Sooooooo true!

As a teacher, I need to remind myself of those things. Especially the opportunity part.

Thanks for the reminder!

 

Blogger Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said ... (2/23/2007 10:20 PM) : 

hey dixie, great post honey!

smiles, bee

 

Blogger Sarge Charlie said ... (2/23/2007 10:27 PM) : 

another good post, have a great day

 

Blogger Sarge Charlie said ... (2/23/2007 10:28 PM) : 

Bring your tissue and click the link on my photo hunt.

 

Blogger Sarge Charlie said ... (2/24/2007 7:37 AM) : 

Please send voters to my site. Thanks

 

Blogger Turnbaby said ... (2/24/2007 10:39 AM) : 

Sugarbaby--such a good post. Thanks for the reminders.

SMOOCH

 

Blogger Dana said ... (2/24/2007 6:04 PM) : 

I like that - I'll remember it too!

 

Blogger Linda said ... (2/24/2007 6:59 PM) : 

Very wise words - ones that I definitely need to keep in mind!

 

Blogger Bond said ... (2/24/2007 7:54 PM) : 

Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful...thanks for sharing

 

Blogger Gail said ... (2/25/2007 10:23 AM) : 

You always know the right thing to say. Many of your posts seem almost like you know exactly what I'm going through.

You are wonderful, am glad to know you...

 

Blogger Sarge Charlie said ... (2/25/2007 3:06 PM) : 

Yo Dixie, since you are registered just click the link by my photo, it will take you to vote, when you try to vote it will give you a link to log in, then you can vote.

who dreamed this crap up is beyond me.

 

Blogger Palm Springs Savant said ... (2/25/2007 3:12 PM) : 

Hi Dixie...great blog. I enjoyed reading through. thanks for keeping a focus on the great country we live in!

stop by and say hi sometime!
www.rickrockhill.blogspot.com

 

Blogger Meribah said ... (2/26/2007 4:35 PM) : 

So true, so true. How often have we said things or done things we wish we hadn't? Time is just so precious, we shouldn't waste it, but use it to the best of our ability. Words can either heal or hurt, so we should be very careful of what we say. As for opportunity...yup, even our lowest points in life can be an opportunity to learn and grow.

 

Blogger julie said ... (2/28/2007 7:30 AM) : 

Wonderful thought provoking post Dixie. I struggle daily with words...I can be so nasty to Jeff and I know that's wrong in so many ways.

*hugs*

 

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