The Clock is Ticking

change is a scary thing. it can be dropped on you at any time and you are left wondering what has gone wrong.

unexpected. merciless. confronting.

on receiving the news of these changes, there is no choice left for us but to accept them as they really are…cold and raw.

death of a friend. resigning of a 7-year-long pastor.

what has gone wrong? oh, how things can happen in a blink of an eye! or perhaps it’s been boiling for a while?

one can never know what to expect with life. time does its own things and never waits on anyone. we are slipping away every second. though the number of our age is increasing, the number of  our years  is decreasing.

how are we spending our time on earth for ourselves and our beloved?

i regretted losing touch with my beloved coach. almost 10 years i never talked to him. now i could only wish time would give me another opportunity to redo the history.

i regretted not praying much for my pastor. for 7 years, i took his presence for granted. what troubles…what pain he’d gone through. now all i can do is to accept his resignation.

time is of the essence. for a split second, a life was taken…a decision was made…and i’m left wondering what has gone wrong.

time takes place everyday. change is as much a part of our life as breathing.

are we ready to handle it? what is the true purpose of our living here on earth? if you find yourself taking more than 5 seconds to answer these 2 questions, perhaps it’s time for you to seriously go find the answer…the Truth.

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,

 3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
       a time to tear down and a time to build,

 4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
       a time to mourn and a time to dance,

 5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
       a time to embrace and a time to refrain,

 6 a time to search and a time to give up,
       a time to keep and a time to throw away,

 7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
       a time to be silent and a time to speak,

 8 a time to love and a time to hate,
       a time for war and a time for peace.

Man’s fate is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath; man has no advantage over the animal. Everything is meaningless. 20 All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return.

ecclesiastes 3:1-8, 19-20


About Mink Gough

"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined the things that God has prepared for those who love him." 1 Corinthians 2:9 View all posts by Mink Gough

2 responses to “The Clock is Ticking

  • Sharon

    Deep thoughts on this post, but so so true!! We really need times to reflect on the true meaning of our presence on earth and how short it is. Sometimes I long for death to come quickly as I know what awaits me and life on this earth is very painful at times. We really need to take advantage of time as it is for sure ticking away. One phone call can really change our lives drastically. My husband is living alone and like a mountain man, due to alcoholism, my oldest sister is dying in a nursing home due to her food addiction, she is very very obese and is literally being suffocated by fat. Truly we have a purpose,PRAYER, PRAYER AND MORE PRAYER.
    Thanks Mink for the post.

    • Minkster

      and amend the broken relationships, too. one day these people are not gonna be with us…please don’t let it be like what i just experienced…don’t let yourself wish you could redo the history. if you still have time with these people, go after them. take the best effort to care for them despite what had gone in the past.

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