What Do We Do WIth It All?
David Cassidy, better known by some as Keith Partridge, was a famous actor, singer and songwriter in the 70's. As some stars do, David had a rough go at life. Before his fall, he was twice bankrupt, had been through several marriages, he had several DUI's and on November 27, 2017, he died of liver failure. His daughter, Katie Cassidy, reported that her dad's last words were, "So much wasted time."
What do we do with it all? All of our time. We are born thinking we have so much time and then when we near the end of our lives we are thinking quite the opposite. The life expectancy of an average American is about 78 years. So we ask, "What are we going to do with all of our time? But when we go to the scriptures, look at what the Bible has to say. "Man that is born of a woman is a few days and full of trouble." (Job 14:1) Paul said, "Life is like a vapor that appears for a little while then vanishes away." (James 4:14) It is easy to be in coast mode. You just go through the days in auto pilot. When we live that way, we are not thinking about where we are going or what we are doing with the time that God has given us. Solomon said, "Thus I considered all my activities which my hands had done and the labor which I exerted, and behold all was vanity and striving after wind and there was no profit under the sun." (Eccl. 2:11) Even though he had done many marvelous things, it was nothing in comparison to his relationship and obedience to God.
If you were to think about your last words, what would they be? Full of regret at all the time wasted or full of hope. We are subject to time. Fill yours with good deeds and you will live a much happier life.