“…Making the best use of the time…” ~Colossians 4:5b
So, it’s officially February. That means that Spring is around the corner, and snow will become a thing of the past. For some reason, Ohio has been blessed by a lack of snow. I would usually consider that a good thing pretty much any year but this year and here’s why…
It was mid-December and it was snowing one of those perfect Christmas snows. All light and fluffy and soft. I knew that I should probably go out and get a few pictures but I didn’t. I kept telling myself that it was early December after all and there would be more snow. You know winter hadn’t even started yet…so I’d be fine. I could get those pictures later.
I was DEAD WRONG. There would be no more perfect fluffy Christmas snow in 2016 or even all of January 2017. In fact, the weather has been quite the opposite. It’s been into the 50’s, and even close the 60 many of the winter days recently. When we do get snow it’s the hard snow–the one that is almost like sleet… it stays for a day or so and then melts. It’s not really the pretty picture-perfect snow that fell that December day.
So what exactly was I doing that day that was SO important I couldn’t go out and get a few pictures?? I was wasting time on the internet–living vicariously through others. Yes, even after I learned a very important lesson about staying off the internet and living the life that God has for us; I was on the internet and not outside where I should have been.
So, why am I telling you all this? For a couple of reasons. 1) To let you know that I’m not perfect. I’m just a girl trying to live the life that God has called me to live. 2) To tell you to make the best use of the time that you have each day. Don’t sit inside and wait on life to come to you. Get out there and embrace life. Run to Jesus and the life that He offers you. Ask Him to help you where you are weak. Ask for His guidance as you go about each day and thank Him for all that He has done.
I have now decided that the next time I see a picture-perfect snow I’m going to grab my camera and run outside and get those pictures. (:
Until next time,