Sowing Seconds

“Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness” – 2 Cor 9:10

You and I start each and every day with a certain allotment of seeds.  86,400 of them to be precise.  That is the total number of seconds that fill a 24 hour day.  86,400 precious seeds that by day’s end you will have sown and invested into something—hopefully worthwhile.

The foolish sower sets out each morning and scatters the majority of his seed to wind.  When evening comes he might say, “I am tired from all the sowing I’ve done today.”  However, he can expect very little return for the work of his hands.
The wise and productive sower sows differently.  Although he and the foolish sower both have the same amount of seed, the wise man has chosen the ground in which he will sow into.  When evening comes he says, “I am very satisfied with a good day’s work.”   He expects to reap a harvest one day soon.

This week I have been challenged by a statement made by Billy Graham.  As this general of the faith approaches his home going, he shared, “I am at perfect peace.  I have done my best.  There are many times I failed, but I always tried it my best.”
Oh to know that at the end of my time here on earth I too might find that place of perfect peace knowing that my time here was not wasted.  That I made the most of each and every day.  I trust and pray that is your desire as well.

Tonight when you lay your head upon your pillow to rest will you say, “I did my best!  I tried my hardest today.  I made the most of my precious time.”  Or will you be like most and say, “I am not sure what I accomplished today.”?

A fulfilled life is made up of successful days and successful days are made up of wisely sown seconds.  As this little note finds its way to you today let me encourage you to stop what you are doing right now and make a conscious choice to change where you will sow the remaining seconds in this day.   Don’t throw them to the wind.  Make each and every one of them count!

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