Well, I guess that is the theme of this week’s entry. I was catching up on Twitter this morning, and I saw this blog go live. It was then I realized the post was blank. I knew what I wanted to write about, jotted down the idea, and even created the entry; but what I didn’t do was actually write the blog. As time goes by. It definitely went with this week’s theme. So, in a mad dash, I deleted the post on Twitter, then on the website, then over on FB. Not sure how many clicked on the link and scratched their head, wondering if Jeff had gone off the deep end or came to his senses with a short blog this week. Whew, mission accomplished. Now I can write the blog and get it reposted. Only Twitter leaves the ghost post.
An Older Generation
Speaking of social media, it has occurred to me lately, and no, it isn’t because I turned 47 last week that everyone is getting older. Okay, maybe it has a little to do with it. But we see many of the older generation we grew up with getting older as well. Many are passing away. Betty White, for example. Many believed she would live forever. Keith Richards is another who has seemed to outlive death itself. One aged individual that hit me recently was Phil Collins. Maybe you saw the photos. He was hosting his last concert. He was on a stage, and the reports were that he performed his entire show sitting down.
Just One Note
Actors and musicians make a mark on our lives. We remember where we were when we first heard their music or saw them on screen. We remember their roles, how they made us laugh, their songs, and how they made us feel empowered or even cry. Isn’t it amazing how one person can make such an impact on so many people? One song, or one line, can have everyone singing or laughing. It can be a common denominator to bring so many together. If I were to say to you, “I can’t get no….” Almost everyone would know immediately it’s Keith Richards and “satisfaction.” Ah. We all remember it, as time goes by.
Richards, White, and Collins will probably be remembered much like we remember those who pioneered the music before them. Music stands the test of time. But in our personal world, who are we making an impact on? True, we aren’t on stage under bright lights with a recording contract, but we do have those we influence. Those we come in contact with daily—friends, family, coworkers. We sing a recital to them daily in how we live. Is it a concerto or a dirge? Most of all, how will it be remembered?
Look back on your life. How do you remember the people in your past? Most events were from an incident between you and that other person. It could’ve been ten, twenty, or even thirty years ago. If someone made an impact on your life, you remember it. Good and bad. We take the bad with the good, which has molded us into the person we are today.
I know I have my moments; I am confident you have yours. As time goes by, we use these experiences throughout our life to make decisions, sometimes difficult choices. What college you go to, heck whether to go or not, to get married or not, what career path to take, where you should live. But as time goes by, the most important decision you will make is whether or not you will find your way to Christ. He is the one who can guide you in making the above decisions. How? Why? Because He has a plan for your life. Even when you have no clue what your plan is.
As Time Goes By
As time goes by, we all have desires for our life. Plans. And those passions we have? God has placed them there. We have our talents and the things we love to do for a reason. It can be performing on stage in front of tens of thousands or writing a blog for a few. We don’t have to fear living for God or that we will have to surrender those desires and live in a hut and chant in a dark forest somewhere. God cheers for you. He desires you to use your talents for his glory, and living them out will be beyond your wildest dreams.