A Day Late & A Dollar Short

Posted: January 7, 2016 in Blog, Pastor's Corner
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Most often I find myself a day late and a dollar short. Meaning, not only was I late to meet the opportunity at hand or deadline, but I was also inadequately supplied to actually succeed even if I was on time. Sounds like most of my construction projects lately—always missing a tool, always short on material, never enough time; a day late and a dollar short. Sometimes this is the result of poor planning, other times it is simply a matter of life’s ever changing ebb and flow.

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Over the years I’ve learned not to let that bother me. I see those supposed failures as divine appointments, provide by God to work for his glory. The interruptions of life, are life. Everything going according to plan would be really awful in some ways, because we’d start to believe that we are in control, when it is only God who sits in the heavens doing all that he pleases. Let that sink in for a few minutes.

 

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All of that to say, this article might be a day late and a dollar short. I mean, New Year’s resolutions are supposed be in by now, submitted to the teacher or you get an incomplete. Giving up and waiting till next year is the only option for some, but resolutions are what I want to discuss. Because I do not want to simply file those little things away and then quickly forget them. But here we are, in the first couple of weeks in January and here I am still asking—What have you resolved to do this year? And will that resolution carry through? Living purposefully shouldn’t be something that only happens during the first few days or weeks of the year.

Each year we should take time to resolve, in Christ, to live by faith in a certain way. This doesn’t mean to make a resolution and then forget it, but it does mean to live life with purposeful intent. It is never a day late and a dollar short to resolve to live as wise, making best use of the time. So what are your resolutions in Christ? How have you purposed this year to redeem the time?

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” Ephesians 5:15-17

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