Ten years ago, I graduated with my Masters Degree.
Twenty-five years ago, I graduated from my undergraduate program.
This year, my youngest graduates from high school.
The first week of my new job, my nurse asked me what my goals were. I replied, "to be six months further down the road." Of course, six months would hardly have given me the experience I have now. But I'd just left a job where I'd become expert, and started a job where I was merely a novice.
There is only one way through to becoming an expert.
Do you set goals?
In five years, I'll be....well, five years older.
Our daughter will have been out of college for three years, our son for one.
Our nest might not be empty quite yet.
My graduate loans will finally be paid off.
We will have celebrated graduations again. Will there be weddings?
Will our children live near or far? Will we travel to visit them in far away places?
Vacations? Price of gas? Published?
My parents will be 80 and 81.
Looking back, graduation in 2004 seems like just yesterday, and Ben was 9 and Emily 11.
In ten years from now, I'll be....yep, you guessed....older.
Our daughter will be 31, our son 29.
My parents 85 and 86.
Will retirement loom ahead?
Today, while I scurried to and fro, accomplishing life, Chuck Swindoll reminded me that after six days of creative work, God took time to rest.
He TOOK TIME. Notice the active verb tense. It takes an act of will to stop.
Disengage, and just BE with God. Tonight I sat on the patio and just smelled springtime and listened to the birds. When I look back over the last ten years, I can't help but recall the lives and faces of those who've passed on to heaven. Too many of these losses were premature.
We hope for a full, fruitful life.
TAKE TIME. Smell the beauty of God's creation. Walk with God.
In twenty years, what will my accomplishments matter if I don't walk with God?
Where will you be in 5 years? 10 years? 20?
What will your story be?
How do you actively TAKE TIME?
Blog post by Anne Love-
Writer of Historical Romance inspired by her family roots.Nurse Practitioner by day.Wife, mother, writer by night.Coffee drinker--any time.
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