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Friday Words of Faith – One Day Too Late

Today’s Words of Faith are inspired by an amazing song, One Day Too Late, by my favorite band Skillet.

One Day Too Late lyrics

Tick tock hear the clock countdown
Wish the minute hand could be rewound
So much to do and so much I need to say
Will tomorrow be too late

Feel the moment slip into the past
Like sand through an hourglass
In the madness I guess I just forget
To do all the things I said

Time passes by
Never thought I’d wind up
One step behind
Now I’ve made my mind up

Today I’m gonna try a little harder
Gonna make every minute last longer
Gonna learn to forgive and forget
’Cause we don’t have long, gonna make the most of it

Today I’m gonna love my enemies
Reach out to somebody who needs me
Make a change, make the world a better place
’Cause tomorrow could be one day too late
One day too late
One day too late

Tick tock hear my life pass by
I can’t erase and I can’t rewind
Of all the things I regret the most I do…
Wish I’d spent more time with you

Here’s my chance for a new beginning
I saved the best for a better ending
And in the end I’ll make it up to you, you’ll see
You’ll get the very best of me

Your time is running out
You’re never gonna get it back
Make the most of every moment
Stop saving the best for last

What changes could we make in the world if we stopped putting everything off until tomorrow?  James 4:13-14 states, “Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.”  Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.”  
Now I am not saying that it is wrong to make plans (I myself am a planner!) but I think so often we get so wrapped up in making plans for the future that we sometimes miss what is happening in the present.  Or in making our plans, we completely leave God out of it.  Or we are so attached to our plans that when God intervenes we become angry at God for interrupting our plans.  Do you fall into any of these categories?
James 4:15 goes on to say, “Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.”  That is the key.  Maybe we would benefit if when we sat down to make our plans we took a moment to ask God, “Is this what You want?  Is this Your will for my life?”  How different do you think our lives would be if we stopped to ask that question?
Now that I am a mom, I truly see just how fast time goes by.  It just seems like yesterday we were bringing Abby home at 8 weeks old and now she is 9 months old!  She is crawling 90 miles an hour, pulling up, and saying “mama” and “dada.”  Where does time go so fast?  
May we all learn that each second is precious and a gift.  We are not guaranteed next year, next month, or even next week.  May the words of this song become the prayer of our hearts- “Today I’m gonna try a little harder – Gonna make every minute last longer – Gonna learn to forgive and forget – ’Cause we don’t have long, gonna make the most of it – Today I’m gonna love my enemies – Reach out to somebody who needs me – Make a change, make the world a better place – ’Cause tomorrow could be one day too late”

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