What would you do with $86,400?

Today’s motivation is about using up your deposits. I’m not sure who wrote this analogy, but I find it POWERFUL and it really gets the point across. Allow this to motivate you today!

Imagine there is a bank account that credits your account each morning with $86,400. What would you do with that money? It carries over no balance from day to day. Every evening the bank deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day. You can’t go to the ATM and just withdraw all of it out. You must slide a debit card in order to use the money. What would you do? I’m sure you would swipe that card until every penny of it is gone, wouldn’t you? I mean who wouldn’t, right?

Each of us have such a bank. It’s called TIME BANK. Every morning Time Bank credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night whatever amount of this you’ve failed to invest for a good purpose, it writes off as lost. There’s no carry-over balance and you can’t use the ATM. It allows no over draft. Each day there’s a new deposit for you. Each night it burns the remains of the day. If you fail to use the day’s deposits, the loss is yours. You’re responsible for the loss.

There is no drawing against tomorrow. You can’t take out a loan. You can’t put it in a CD. You must live in the present on today’s deposit of time. Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness, success and great relationships. You can’t just go to Time Bank and withdraw all of it out of the ATM; you have to use your debit card and put your time to good use. The clock is running!! Make the most of today. Don’t worry about tomorrow.

What are you doing today to get to the next level? Many people set goals and creates plans but they never put them into practical action steps. It’s not enough to plan; you must activate the plan by putting it into action. Otherwise, you’re just a good planner.

To realize the value of ONE YEAR, ask a student who failed a grade.
To realize the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby.
To realize the value of ONE WEEK, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.
To realize the value of ONE HOUR, ask a wife who’s waiting to see her husband get off the plane coming home from Iraq.
To realize the value of ONE MINUTE, ask a person who just missed a train.
To realize the value of ONE SECOND, ask someone who just avoided an accident.
To realize the value of ONE MILLISECOND, ask the person who won a silver medal at the Olympics.

Treasure every moment that you have! And, treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time with. And, remember time waits for no one! Every night Time Bank account deletes the deposit for today.

Don’t waste one second of your life. Ready? Set? GO!!!

This Is The Stuff – Philippians 4:6-7

The Holy Spirt has been ministering to me today and I hope that this post helps someone out there today.

April has been a VERY full, good and potentially-stressful month for my wife and I. I’ve something had on the schedule almost every day – meetings, phone conferences, multiple doctor appointments, video shoot, photo shoot, 6yr anniversary, consultations, and a bunch of other small-but-big stuff. #crazy

This morning I started feeling overwhelmed because there’s just so much on my list that I need to get done. You know that feeling you get when you have so much to do that and then you get anxious and start to have anxiety?? And, you usually are short and snappy with people?? That’s how I was feeling this morning. I’m normally pretty good at keeping it all together and handling the stress, but sometimes things go beyond your control and you need the Lord’s help. Often times we feel like we can handle everything. We get so caught up in taking care of everyone and getting things done that sometimes we don’t realize how much we do until we can’t carry the plate any longer.

Today after the morning show, I told a friend (Meeke) how I was feeling and she gave me some great encouragement. She reminded me of this scripture:

Philippians 4:6-7 – Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

When I heard her quote the scripture, I was thinking to myself, “yeah I know the scripture; I’ve read it before”. But after about 30 minutes the Holy Spirit started to deal with me about that scripture and about my stressful situation and anxious feelings.

I know practical tips on how to be productive and keep stress down, but sometimes that stuff just doesn’t work. LOL. Sometimes, you need the Word of God to minister to your heart and mind. He reminded of a song by Francesca Battistelli called “This Is The Stuff”. I’ve always liked that song, but today it, coupled with that scripture, really helped me to calm down and get my mind right.

So I want to encourage you today: don’t worry so much about the day-to-day things that need to be done. If you don’t get those things on your list done today, guess what? They’ll still be here tomorrow. Try not to be anxious and let God minister to your soul as He did for me.
Christ Bless!