This is a quick post just to share what I learned from my quiet time early this morning, that is being on top of our game.
All of us are busy about something, from earning money, to raising kids, keeping our marriage, pursuing higher level studies, and so on and so forth.
But in our pursuit of our goals, are we like rats in the rat race but are we on top of our game? Are we caught up with a lot of “things to do” or we are a step ahead by looking at the horizon?
The earth is full of life principles and cycles, “there is a time for everything”, according to Ecclesiates 3:1, a “cycle”, so to speak.
4 Generations come and generations go, but the earth remains forever. 5 The sun rises and the sun sets, and hurries back to where it rises. 6 The wind blows to the south and turns to the north; round and round it goes, ever returning on its course. 7 All streams flow into the sea, yet the sea is never full. To the place the streams come from, there they return again. Ecclesiastes 1:4-7
1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:2 a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, Ecclesiastes 3:1-2
One key to be on top of our game is to recognize the principle I mentioned above. Life on earth is full of principles and patterns, be it the economy, marriage, weather, farming etc. This is also a key to enjoy our journey on earth and to live a just and fair lifestyle. Ignoring these time tested principles may result to any of the following, not to mention the wasted time, effort, loss opportunity, and broken relationships.
- misplaced passion
- no sense of direction
- taking advantage of fellow men
- lack of satisfaction
2 “Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. “Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.” 34 Generations come and generations go, but the earth remains forever. What does man gain from all his labor at which he toils under the sun? Ecclesiastes 1:2-4
8 All things are wearisome, more than one can say. The eye never has enough of seeing, nor the ear its fill of hearing. 9 What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. 10 Is there anything of which one can say, “Look! This is something new”? It was here already, long ago; it was here before our time. Ecclesiastes 1:8-10