by Lyndia Grant
Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer
As this year moves along just as it should, and with an unusually cold winter; I join you in looking forward to spring; only a few short weeks away. We can count on nature to stick with the schedule. Like each season which has come and gone for millions of years, let us learn to be just as on point, executing plans the Lord has placed in our destinies.
Stop wasting precious time watching TV; or sitting on the couch as if these hours and minutes are spare. We can’t get one minute of time back. Once it is gone, that’s it. It becomes history. How many of you reading this column regret how you wasted time dealing with negative situations, only to learn many years later you should have gotten out of that situation; maybe by staying involved in a relationship that wasn’t going anywhere, you didn’t move on signals, hunches or nudges as the Lord tried to warn you. That quick thought could have been just the Word you needed to change your life, or you might have been warned to please let that woman or man go. Yet you wouldn’t listen until that day finally came when you realized for yourself how that one was a waste of valuable time?
Here is when praying without ceasing, and keeping your hand in the hands of the Lord comes in handy; when we stay connected to His Word, reading the Bible daily and praying without ceasing you will always hear the message. You surely will not miss it, for the Lord says in His Holy Word, Hebrews 13:5, He says “. . . I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” Stay in the Word, and stop trying to make things happen.
Ever noticed how one man gets so much done in a lifetime, and may even be much younger than we are? Do you wonder “How did they do that?” Well one thing for sure, they didn’t get one extra minute in the day; we all get the exact same time. Each of us will get 24 hours each day, or 1,440 minutes. You can do anything you want with most of those hours and minutes. However, you need at least 8 hours for sleep. Look at the rest of the time we have. None of us gets any more or less than the other. It’s simply what we choose to do with the time that makes the difference.
In the Scriptures, according to Ecclesiastes 3:1, it says “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:” Look at your work as a result of useful service, and not what you can get out of it; especially not for money. Go the extra mile so you can help somebody along the way.
Faith is the best medicine you can have when you set out on this journey to find your goals.
When those negative thoughts come into your mind, always remember you may fix the pattern of your thought habits through repeatedly thinking of your goals in a positive manner. Change the way you look at things, then the things you look at change.
As I sat at my computer last week, feeling despondent because my radio show sponsor payment hadn’t arrived in time; and I wasn’t sure if I would be able to come on the air. When suddenly, an email came to say my check had been returned. Though I emailed the correct address, I jumped on the phone and said “hold the check, I’m coming to get it!” When it is your season, you can count your blessings. God is good, thank you Lord.
Lyndia Grant is an author, inspirational and motivational speaker, radio talk show host and columnist; visit her new website atwww.lyndiagrant.com and, call 202-518-3192. Tune in Fridays at 6 p.m., to the radio talk show, 1340 AM, WYCB, a Radio One Station.