February 28, 2020 2 min read

 

What Would You Do with an Extra Day?

 

Best laid plans are a funny thing…

Your child comes down with a bug on a day you’ve got concert tickets.

The promotion you worked so hard to earn, goes to a colleague.

You really clicked online! But they stood you up on your first date.

 

Many times, how we plan to spend our time, and how we actually end up spending our time, are very different scenarios.

Time is a currency that cannot be manufactured, and there are no refunds or exchanges once we’ve spent it. It gets away from us if we’re not careful, slipping through our fingers like the finest grains of sand. It happens a little at a time, until suddenly an hourglass that seemed three-fourths full a moment ago has dwindled down to nothing.  

James 4:14 says, “Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.”

2020 is a Leap Year, and that delightful extra day falls on Saturday, 2.29. This opportunity comes just once every four years, and not always on a weekend.

What will you do with your extra day?

As you plan your weekend, next month, and next year, consider asking God to be part of the process. Every breath we take, and every moment of time this side of Heaven, is a gift from the Lord. We can make our own plans, looking inward and focusing on what we want, or we can expand our vision and invite God to impress His good plans, and His perfect timing, on our lives.

The Bible compares us to “a mist that appears for a little while, then vanishes.” Ask God to give His plans for your life weight, and to give you clarity through the mist for what He desires for you.

Blessings for a safe {and well spent} Leap Weekend.

 

“The key is in not spending time, but in investing it.”

–Stephen R. Covey