The moment you realize the importance you place upon your time in the life is NOT important and makes no eternal difference.
This is both reality and falsehood.
This world provides the context. The conversations I hear in Starbucks, the mall, Cracker Barrel, the gym, the church and in my own home, are interconnected to this innate desire to be fulfilled by what we invest our time into.
Not often, are we compelled to look inwardly at ourselves and homes to identify factors to why we are so busy. How many times a week do you find yourself saying, "I can't...because I am too busy?" For this moment in our lives right now, ask yourself if that is relevant to your relationship with Christ..."I can't because I am too busy?".
The more of these moments, the more regret (or we stubbornly shove off the guilt to the far recesses to deal with in mid-life crisis or other catastrophic moments later on), the further down the trail we go, ever lengthening our distance from the narrow road we are to traverse.
If you feel like you've realized one of these moments, try...just try to deal with it. It will bring vitality to your life when you open your eyes and heart to the free future in front of you. Most of our lives consist of walking a bulging wire, surrounded by fear, waiting for us to take the inevitable plunge, but DONT DO IT! Walk straight, confidently, and strong with Christ as your balance and counter-weight to your sin.
Then in that moment...you will realize that He has had you all along.
Frank E. Coleman is pastor of Compass Church. Married, two boys (and baby Coleman due Sept. 19!), and a transparent faith journey. He currently lives in Evansville, IN and works bi-vocationally in Men's Shoes at Dillard's in Eastland Mall.