By Dr. James A. Perkins
The clock ticks – every day, hour, minute, second. Time flies, and though we watch the clock, we can’t stop the inevitable: Before long, we will die. So in that light, it’s consider 5 Essentials to Make Every Day Count.
C – Care for Your Family. To make every day count, be sure that family comes first. Our loved ones must be of highest value to us, and wise people safeguard both quality and quantity time for them. To gain perspective on this, consider the insight of Spanish actress Monica Cruz who said, “Being a mother was too important to me to risk running out of time.” Parents, do you get it? Time runs out in family with every tick of the clock, so be sure they’re first place in your life.
L – Love Others. To make every day count, we should make it our aim to love everybody. Life’s too short to hold grudges, remain bitter, stay angry, or be unforgiving toward people. Instead, let’s make our aim to love everyone we can as much as we can. Remember, “love never fails” (1 Corinthians 13:8a).
O – Order Your Priorities. To make every day count, determine your priorities and arrange them in importance. Stop focusing on the less important and spend your efforts in doing the things you deem as most important. Listen to television personality Elisabeth Hasselbeck, She said that life, “is a conscious decision to choose your priorities every day.” Since this is so, choose them wisely.
C – Clear Your Conscience. To make every day count, keep clearing your conscience. Conscience is the inner voice telling us what’s right and what’s wrong. It either affirms us and we feel good, or it condemns us and we feel bad. To have a clear conscience means being sure we do the right thing. And when we fail, we go and make it right. Embrace President James Madison’s insight, when he wrote, “Conscience is the most sacred of all properties.”
K – Know Whom You Believe In. To make every day count, put your faith in God, and live for Jesus both now and for eternity. Be like the apostle Paul, who said, “For I know whom I have believed and I am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day” (2 Timothy 1:12).
So as the clock ticks, keep in mind what American author Carlos Castaneda said: “Make every act count, since you are going to be here for only a short while.”
By |2020-04-12T17:53:31+00:00September 13th, 2015||0 Comments

About the Author:

Leave A Comment