"That is a STOP SIGN!!!"
I shouted in the quietest voice I could while refraining from saying all the 'unpastoral' things that came to mind. Here I was out biking, running some church errands, when out of nowhere I experienced a near death experience. The tires on the SUV headed in my direction screamed as this speedy-gonzalas slammed on the brakes and raising a slight bit of either smoke or dust. My heart was pounding as I continued biking while giving him the staredown and he quickly went on his way through the intersection while carefully avoiding my piercing gaze. In a single moment I had a crossroads experience. If he had not been quite as attentive or had I been 5 feet closer to him, I would have been seriously hurt or worse. In that moment however, he saw me in time and I happened to be biking in the right lane.
In a single moment our life can change drastically. The choices we make or those of others can greatly impact what is going to happen to our day. A word of encouragement from our loved ones can give us the boost needed to power through our day while a venomous word can throw our day into absolute misery and chaos. A single moment can bring us one more moment towards the end of our day while a single moment can bring us into the presence of God Almighty.
How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone - James 4:14
Each moment is a gift. Each moment is a choice. A single moment can be the difference between a good day and a bad day. That single moment could impact you or it could impact someone around you. Make each moment matter.
Live a life overflowing with love.
Speak each word with intentionality.
Give from a generous heart.
Make each moment matter.