Don't Take Time for Granted

by - February 09, 2018

We're from the West (most of us anyway)

Which means we're rich in money but not rich in time. 

We sit in front of screens and fritter away 

The thing that makes us all equal

No matter how much is in your bank account

Everyone gets 24 hours a day

Dollar signs make us the 1%

But in reality we're among the 100%

24 hours a day and you could die at any time

How you spending that currency? 

Are we all just millennials, 

throwing away our lives, 

Partying and claiming we live like there's no tomorrow

When we really know that we're living like we have a thousand years?

God gives his people a chance every day

To make a difference, make a change, 

Make the world a better place. 

And we might be poor (heaven knows I am, 

Even with my smartphone and computer and expensive keyboards)

but in time everyone's equal. 

Time is a gift. Time is a currency. 

Time can't be wasted. 

So how will you use your time? 

Put down the phone, turn off the computer, stop doing things that don't matter

It's time to live like there is no tomorrow

Like every breath could be your last

It's hard

It's not natural

But it's worth it.

Time is a gift.

We're all equal in it.

Let's treat it like so.


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  1. Great reminder, Faith! I find this so true.

  2. YES. YESSSSS!!! THIS WAS BEAUTIFUL AND RUNG WITH ME SO HARD! I'm constantly thinking about how I flit away time, how so many years have passed. Have I been using the few years I have on this earth wisely? Using my life to glorify God's kingdom? Probably not. Or not NEARLY as much as I should be., Faith. This was so perfect. This line especially struck me:
    "No matter how much is in your bank account
    Everyone gets 24 hours a day"

    You're right. We all have 24 hours a day. And we should be valuing every single minute in those hours and using them for God.

    THANK YOU FOR THIS!!! It's something I needed to read and need to take to heart!

    1. Oh my goodness, I'm so glad this resonated with you, Christine! My goal was to make people think--it really made me think too...these are personal reflections as much as anything else. I've been wasting so much time lately and all I can think about is what else could I have done with that time?

      Yes. <3 I'm so glad this was helpful for you!!!!

  3. This is SOOOOO good! Faith you are talented, way, way, way, gifted my friend! This really is a great poem! You should submit it into a poem contest! This really hit home thanks so much for the inspiring message!

    1. Oh goodness Ry, thank you so much! <3 I'll definitely think about it!

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    1. God's really been teaching me this lately--I wanted to share. <3 Thank you, Faith.

  5. This is a beautiful post, Faith. <3 thank you for reminding me that time is a gift that cannot be wasted because it is so incredibly precious. Thank you for talking about this. ;)

  6. This is such a beautiful reminder, Faith!!


    1. Thank you :) I'm glad it resonated with you--that was my goal.

  7. So many people waste time... you brought up a good point about screens! That’s why I deleted most of my social media apps off my phone (it’s one of the main reasons, actually). I find life to be more productive with that change. ^.^

    xoxo Abigail Lennah | ups & downs

    1. I had to delete all my apps too--when I'm just using the internet browser it doesn't suck quite so much time, for whatever reason. <3 It definitely is more productive to use less time on social media.

  8. This is great!!! It is always such a huge temptation to just ignore the big things and stupidly do the stupid things. I need to remember this!!!

    1. The temptation is definitely there. I'm glad this post resonated with you! <3 Thanks for reading!

  9. Beautiful poem, Faith! I think all of us constantly need this reminder. We're teenagers, after all... The Internet is our lifeline. I mean, that's what most people think, right?


    It doesn't have to be that way. Amen, girl - let's go do something that doesn't suck our time away without our even realizing it!

    Lila @ The Red-Hooded Writer

    1. I know! That frustrates me so much, that everyone thinks we're glued to the internet. We're more than that! We are individuals!

      Amen and amen. <3

  10. This really made me think!! One of my goals this year is to spend less time and more time doing things that keep me creative and thinking outside the box that tech is creating around society. This is very encouraging! :)

    - Nicole

  11. That was so good Faith! Really well said! <333

  12. Yes! Such an important reminder I have to give myself everyday! Thanks for posting this!


  13. for some reason I read this like a rap song ;p But yes, Time is currency :D Good words :)


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