There is an occasion for everything and time for every activity under heaven – Ecclesiastes 3:1.
Time is precious, and time wasted can’t be retrieved. Everyone has been given an appointed time to live and an appointed time to die; what we do in between life and death have been given to each of us to use wisely. No one wants to live, get old, and go down memory lane and wish they followed their dreams.
First of all, it’s always good to make long-term goals, for instance, living a single life and enjoying it. Marriage and children will cause you to spend your time with your family. Nothing is wrong with marriage and having a family, but you should want to enjoy life before placing your life on hold. The Apostle Paul admonished women if they could abstain from marrying. That didn’t mean having a friend with the benefits of marriage.
Focus on your education and career, being an entrepreneur, traveling to different countries, and meeting different people and cultures. Life brings good times as well as bad times, and we also can bring trouble and difficulties in our lives if we’re not mature in our thinking or allowing our emotions to dictate. I’m not saying you can’t accomplish your goals with marriage and a family, but it would make it much easier when all you have to focus on is you and the goals you want to accomplish.
There are many older women who wish they would have followed their dreams, don’t be one of them. Focus on what you want in life and make it happen! There is nothing you can’t accomplish if you place your heart and mind into it. Never allow people to influence you on what you can or cannot do. The life God has given you is for you to choose what you want out of it.
Older women, it’s never too late to begin to work on what you wanted to accomplish when you were younger. Don’t let age stop you; the God you serve is not a God of age or time. Ask Him to restore your time. What you tried to do in ten or twenty years, He can make it happen in six months or a year. He’s the God that make impossible things possible!
Mothers should be talking with their children, and teenagers finding where is their mindset. Teaching them, they can be whatever they decide they want to be. Encouraging them to be different than what society has labeled them. The most important topic you can discuss with your child, other than being a success, is introducing them to the Father. If he or she has been taught to reverence and love God and adhere to His teachings, not only will they have you backing them, but they or the Creator of the Universe backing them.
Use your time wisely; life is not always about having fun; when the fun is over, where will your life choices take you? Time wasted can’t be retrieved or wished back. Don’t just live life without a purpose or a plan. God has created the mind to assist us in doing whatever we set our mind to do.
When we make plans, we can accomplish a lot and not be sorry for what we didn’t do because we didn’t plan or forgot. Put your today’s plan in your phone, and write it down. Make long-term goals and see yourself checking off your goals. Time is precious; use it wisely!