The importance of things can be measured by how much time we are willing to invest in them. The more time you give to something, the more you discover its importance and value. If you want to know a person’s priorities, just look at how they use their time.
Time is your most precious gift because you only have a limited amount of it. You can make more money but you can’t make more time. When you give someone more time you are giving out a portion of your life that you will never get back. Your time is your life. That is why the greatest gift you can give someone is your time.
It is not enough just to say relationships are important; we must prove it by investing time in them. Words alone are worthless. Relationships take time and effort, and the best way to spell love is “T-I-M-E”
The essence of love is not what we think or do or provide to others, but how much we give ourselves. Men in particular, often don’t understand this. You hear many say I don’t understand my wife and children, “I provide everything they need but they keep complaining”. What more could they need? They want you! Your eyes, ears, your attention, your presence, your focus. In essence they want your time. Nothing can substitute that.
The most desired gift of love is not diamonds or roses or chocolate; it is focused attention. Love concentrates so intently on another person that you forget yourself at that moment. Attention says “I value you enough to give you my most precious asset-my time” whenever you give your time, you are making a sacrifice, and sacrifice is the essence of love.
You can give without loving but you can’t love without giving. Love means giving up, yielding my preferences, comfort, goals, security, money, energy or time for the benefit of someone else.
Relationship must have priority in your life above everything else because relationships are all what life is all about. Incidentally many underrate relationships when you hear them talking about finding time for our people, giving the impression that relationship are just a part of our lives along with many other tasks.
But the bible says relationships are what life is all about. Indeed four of the Ten Commandments deal with our relationship with people, while the other six deals with our relationship with God but all the ten are about relationships!
Later Jesus summarized what matters most to God in two statements: love God and love people. Relationships not achievements or acquisition of things are what matters most in life. So why do we allow our relationships to get the short end of the stick, when our schedules become overloaded, we start cutting back on giving the time, energy and attention that loving relationship deserve.
Busyness is the great enemy of relationships. We become preoccupied with making a living, doing our work, paying bills and accomplishing goals as if these tasks are the point of life. They are not. The point of life is learning to love God and people. Life minus love is zero because the scriptures tell us that love is eternal; lasting forever.
Another thing is that love leaves a legacy. How you treated other people, not your wealth or accomplishments is the most enduring impact you can leave on earth. As mother Tereza said “it‘s not what you do, but how much love you put into it that matters” Love is the secret of lasting heritage.
When you happen to be at the bedside of many people in their final moments, you can only hear them calling for other people to be around them-people they love and have a relationship with. You will hardly hear anyone say, “Bring me my diplomas! I want to look at them one more time. Show me my awards, my medals, that gold watch, I was given”. No. This shows you the importance of time in spicing love.
What do you think? Do you agree with me or not? I strongly think time is a major fact in everything you do in life. Enjoy nice time.
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