I hope this encourages and challenges all of us.
Life is wasted by driblets
“A little extra sleep, a little more slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest–and poverty will come on you like a bandit, and scarcity like an armed man!” Proverbs 24:33, 34
The worst of sluggards only ask for a little slumber; they would be indignant if they were accused of thorough idleness. A little folding of the hands to rest is all they crave, and they have a crowd of reasons to show that this indulgence is a very proper one. Yet by these littles–the day ebbs out, and the time for labor is all gone, and the field is grown over with thorns!
It is by little procrastinations–that men squander their opportunities. They have no intention to delay for years–a few months will bring the more convenient season. Tomorrow they will attend to serious things; but the present hour is so occupied and altogether so unsuitable, that they beg to be excused.
Like sands through an hour-glass, time passes. Life is wasted by driblets, and seasons of opportunity are lost by little slumbers. Oh, to be wise, to catch the flying hour–to use the moments on the wing! May the Lord teach us this sacred wisdom!
“So teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom!” Psalm 90:12
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001