Don’t waste your life. To put it in another way, it means don’t waste your time.
In a Pinterest graphic, 12 time wasters are beautifully and briefly identified and described.
They are, namely:
- Lack of priorities;
- Waiting for inspiration;
- Doing everything by yourself;
- Worrying about what people say;
- Not living your life;
- The fear;
- Unfinished tasks;
- Trying to please everybody;
- Comparing yourself;
- Repeating the same mistakes;
These are very good quick practical guides and reminders.
We all need to avoid time wasters for our journey is brief. We all need to make the most of it.
I’m reminded of an old man in a rocking chair who once said, “I’ve wasted it!”
Reminiscing his “lost years.”
He learned late in life that he wasted time. And … threw away chances to do important things – mistakenly thinking that he could get everything done later.
That old man who wasted his time is a sober reminder that one day it’s going to be over.
Make sure you say what you want to say and do what you want to do before it’s over.
Awaken to the essence and main point of life. Don’t waste it.
Only one life to live. It will soon be past.
Don’t waste your life.
“LORD, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered–how fleeting my life is. You have made my life no longer than the width of my hand. My entire lifetime is just a moment to you; at best, each of us is but a breath.” (Psalm 39: 4, 5)
“Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.” (James 4:14)
“So be very careful how you live. Do not live like those who are not wise, but live wisely. Use every chance you have for doing good, because these are evil times. So do not be foolish but learn what the Lord wants you to do.” (Ephesians 5: 15-17)