The Game Clock is Ticking

"The purpose of life is a life of purpose."

-- Robert Byrne, author

Great games are not remembered by the stats or score. Instead, we remember the players and coaches; the attitudes and demeanors; the mistakes and the miracle plays.  The combination of all the game’s components is what marks it for the ESPN highlight reel. 

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It is the same with our lives as well. Awards, titles and accomplishments are great, but they are really just like a long list of stats. God does not read the stat sheet.  Instead, He looks at what we did throughout a lifetime, and the ripple effect we had on others. This thought can be encouraging to those have spent their entire lives dedicated to doing God’s work.  But many of us may have entered the game late and wonder if there is enough time on the clock to make a difference in this world.

The point is, you don’t know how much time is left on your game clock.  Surely, at some point, time expires and you meet your Creator.  But the period between now and then could be a matter of days, or a matter of decades.  Even if you only have a day, that is still plenty of time to do something for God that creates a ripple effect on others.