Take a moment and think. What are some things that you have done in a short amount of time? How about in just a few minutes?
A lot can happen in two minutes. We don’t really put much thought into individual little moments in our daily lives. But in reality, what we say in 2 minutes can make or break what people think of us, how we act in that time can influence another person’s actions and the choices we make can impact the rest of our lives. Two minutes are really more serious-or fun-than we think initially.
It is like running a race…more specifically, an 800 meter race. Many high school track athletes can run the 800 meter relay in 2 minutes or less. Many decisions are made during that race…do I start out fast, should I speed up after those in front of me, will I get tired too fast, should I pace myself better, how much energy do I need left for the last 200 meters, is my first lap about the pace time I want…the answers and decisions made to answer those questions will affect the outcome of the race.
Life is much the same, many decisions we make in 2 minutes, we don’t get “ample” time to think things out, we just act or speak. What we do in those 2 minutes can impact our future. It can be serious, discouraging, encouraging or fun. Take a moment to think about your outlook on life and your decisions.
The more often we run that race, and practice our decision-making, the better we get at making those decision. Similarly, the closer we get to the Lord and make decisions looking through His lense, the more often we will make 2 minute decisions that have a positive impact. And if we don’t think those decisions really affect us, we should at least realize those 2 minute moments impact more lives than just ours, they impact those around us.
And, although I wish this post would have only taken 2 minutes for me to write, it probably only took you two minutes to read it. And it already has you thinking…. 😉
“And he led Him up and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.” -Luke 4:5
“Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.” -1 Corinthians 15:51-52