Monday, May 18, 2009

Snippets of Time

Snippets of time. That’s all we really have here on this earth.

This weekend, I watched a video taken by my Uncle back in 1986. The content was an interviewed with my Grandparents about there family and how they had grown up. Seeing them again took me right back to that time. It seems such a short time ago. Now that they are gone, how I wish I could go back and spend more time with them.

It made me think on what a short time we have here on this earth. We are here and then one day, we are gone. No one can know when that time will be when we will leave this earth.

As I thought about this, I wondered, with time so short, why do we waste so much time? Life is about the moments with other people. It’s about the love we build and give to God and others. Life is about relationships, our relationship with God and our relationships with others.

So why do we spend so little time valuing those around us and so much time on what we think must be done.

I am so guilty of this. "Mom, will you play a game with me?" My son asks. "Not right now, I have to do the dishes" I say to him. Not right now, seems to be a phrase I use often, when it comes to answering my son.

As I began to think of the time I spend, I see that I have forgotten how to enjoy things. I am so focused on the responsibilities of life that enjoying the little things are hard for me. Simply enjoying the relationships in my life is what I need to do. Why is that so hard?

Lord,

Help me let go and enjoy those that you have put in my life. Let me give to them and put the tasks aside for a while. Help me live in the moments of happiness and love that you give me with those around me. Help me seek to be in relationships in spite of how messy they can become. I want to enjoy the snippets of time you have given me here on the earth.

Amen

6 comments:

conarnold said...

Thank you for this reminder to spend more time enjoying our relationships, Sherri! It's too easy to get caught up in the details of life and miss out on the beauty of sharing with those we love.
Connie

Brittany Tucker said...

I agree, I wish I enjoyed the more simple things in life, but I know with Christ I can accomplish much! Thank God!

Peter (Faith For God) said...

Hello Sherri,

I agree 100%. We are here for relationship with God and people. I sometimes wonder how many opportunities I have missed in the day to form a relationship. I did a post on my blog Faith For God about this very topic just a few days ago. The post is titled Relationships and I talk about a recent missed opportunity that I had that really opened my eyes to this. I hope you will take a few minutes to check it out.

Great post. Keep shining God's Light! :-)

Mr. Woolf said...

We are given such little time on this earth, but there is so much that we can do to show the light of Christ! Keep moving forward through your relationships with others! I enjoy your blog!

Blessings,
Mr. Woolf

Mikes said...

I say several Amens to this. sometimes we can get carried away with a lot of things and miss the most important and special of all. we sometimes forget GOD *sigh*. Praise the Lord for your post!

Hi God, It's Me Again... said...

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~Crystal