Monday, 13 November 2017

There is still time

Listening to the radio the other day I heard the DJ say something similar to this: "The year is almost over. If you haven't done what you had planned to do in 2017, then just forget about it. The year is done." My gut response was, "No way! That is not true!"
Of course, I recognise that we are already halfway through November, but 2017 is far from over. There is still time to do the things that we had planned to do. In fact, here are some stats for us to think about:

There are still 7 weeks left in 2017.
That means there are 48 days left this year.
That makes it 1152 hours.
Or 69120 minutes.
That is plenty of time to do the things we have committed to do. 

Psalm 32:6 - "Therefore, let all the godly pray to you while there is still time..."

Just to prove to us that 48 days is plenty of time to accomplish significant things, have a look at these 3 famous books that we written in record time. (I wish I could write books this fast :)

1. The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas: Irish novelist John Boyne said he was so wrapped up in this engrossing tale of a boy living through the Holocaust that he wrote the entire thing in two and a half days, barely stopping to eat or sleep throughout the ordeal.

2. A Study In Scarlet: The novel that introduced the famed detective work of Sherlock Holmes to the masses took Sir Aurthur Conan Doyle three weeks to write in 1886. This story was also notable for being the first Sherlock Holmes story to be adapted to the silver screen.

3. The Gambler: Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky wrote this tale in 26 days while also writing Crime and Punishment. He was heavily in debt and addicted to gambling and saw the semi-autobiographical novella as a good way to help him pay off his debts.

So, if you are feeling defeated by the events of this year, then I encourage you to ask God to show you what can still be done! There is STILL TIME. 

2 Corinthians 6:2 -For God says, “At just the right time, I heard you. On the day of salvation, I helped you.” Indeed, the “right time” is now. Today is the day of salvation.
Living in Grace

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