I am sure we have all heard the statement, “time flies.” I understand that time doesn’t travel any faster than it ever has. There are still 60 minutes in an hour and 24 hours in a day, but I think we can all agree that the older we get the more it seems that time travels faster.
I am reminded of James 4:14, “For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.” As we think about the shortness of life, don't be the person who says, ready aim...aim...aim...aim… Don’t strike when the iron is cold. As quickly as an opportunity presents itself, seize it! No matter how small you think the opportunity may be, use it!
Our life is made up of constant opportunity. Scratch opportunity when and where it itches. John Maxwell says, “Successful leaders have the courage to take action while others hesitate.” The moment you say, “I give up,” someone else is seeing the same situation and says, “My, what a great opportunity.” When you miss an opportunity it isn't lost, someone else just picks it up.
Each of us must be ready for opportunity when it comes. Ability is empty apart from opportunity. Is it true that time flies? Sure. But it is up to us to be the pilot. With each opportunity that presents itself, look at it, size it up, and make a decision. You postpone your life when you can’t make up your mind.
“Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.” -William Ward