These days our house is more often quite than not. As I face the mirror in the mornings, I recall a plaque that my mother-in-law gave us which read, “The years skip along easily, its the days that are tough”, which makes me wonder, where DID my yesterdays go.
I have come to realize that I never have been a visionary. I worked for people who had vision, but they hired me to complete their vision. I think back to high school, and I realize that I didn’t have plan for the future, I just moved with the flow of my friends.
When I was first married, I would focus only on today and what would life and marriage bring today, at the moment, not about the future, everything seemed motionless, non-changing.
We are in a small group, studying “The Best Question Ever” by Andy Stanley; Ephesians 5:15, “…………….live, ………. wise, making the most of every opportunity…”
Where did all of those yesterday’s go, did I handle them wisely? Did I covet the time I was given or did life’s importance get lost in the urgency’s of the moment? Well, yes, I had some short range planning, but that was mostly for my employment. But, I have to wonder, looking into the mirror, will my wife and children remember that I spent my time wisely with them?