“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.” (Ephesians 5:15-16 ESV)
On May 24 I will be graduating from Fresno Christian. I’ve spent the majority of my life learning and growing at this school. I have met wonderful people who have each made a special impact on my life.
I have laughed with students, I have cried with friends, I have sweated with teammates, I have prayed with teachers. And now, in a few short weeks, I will walk across a stage and receive a piece of paper that marks the end of my FC journey.
Boy did it go by fast! It was so good, but it went by so quickly. The older I get the more I realize this simple fact: life goes by quickly. Our time on earth is like the mist that shoots out of a spray bottle. We appear for a small time and then vanish. (James 4:14.)
So the question is, how do we make the best use of our time? As the saying goes: “How we spend our days is how we spend our lives.” How can you and I make the best use of each and every day?
C.S. Lewis once said, “If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next.”
As followers of Christ we need to go through life with an eternal perspective. One day we will take our last breath in this world and take our next breath in heaven.
The promises of this world diminish in importance when we realize we are just passing through. Suddenly we begin to realize the things that truly matter, such as loving God and loving people.
As my time at Fresno Christian comes to an end I hope to truly enjoy these last few weeks. I pray that God would use me to impact those around me for His glory. I am praying that the Holy Spirit would guide my steps. I want to surrender myself fully to God. Just like high school, our time on this earth goes by in a flash. I want it to count.
Will you join me in having an eternal perspective? Though you may not be graduating from high school, we are all running the same race. Let’s finish strong. In closing, I want to leave you with the words of C.T. Studd:
“Only one life, ’twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.”