Friday, January 2, 2015

Stewarding Today

I'm sure you've seen plenty of posts this New Years, people coming joyfully and with renewed vigor into another year, full of aspirations and goals. But I'm coming into this year with something for you all to consider.

I spent a good part of New Years thinking on something that I rarely enjoy pondering. What if today had been my last day?

What would I have had to show for it? Would I have given my all? Would I have spent time on the things that I truly value in my life? Did I give God and my family due attention? Did I live the values that I speak? Pursue my dreams and be obedient in the call?  Did I try to have balance in my day? Stick to the schedule I'd made? If I'm honest, the answer to any of those questions would be a resounding, painful, "No."

I'm not proud of it. Looking back, I wish that I'd made better use of my time. Because of all the things that God has promised his children, tomorrow is not one of them. Nor even the next minute. All we have is the here and now. The only thing we have control over is what we choose to do with the moments we are given and I didn't choose wisely.

There is nothing I can do about the wasted yesterdays, but one thing I can do is hold onto my hope. Hope that I can be a better steward of my today. Spend my time more wisely, think on better things, try new things, pay attention to the good, and weed out the bad or the unimportant.

Because when all is said and done, I want to hear God say, "Well done, my good and faithful servant." Matthew 25:21

So, what will you be doing with your now? Will you be a better steward of today than you were yesterday?

God bless, all!

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