A couple of weeks ago I shared in a sermon a quote that helps guide my life. It is not Biblical (but I think it is a Godly principle). I am completely serious about this, it really does enter into my thoughts daily. I am sure you have heard this quote in a some form or another so it will be nothing new. It is:
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.
The second best time is today”
I know it may seem so simple but the older I get the more I find this to be true. I mean … I should have started working on my marriage 10 years ago but I can start today. I should have started reading my Bible 5 years ago but I can start today. I should have spent more time with my kids the last two years but I can start today. I should have taken up that hobby 20 years ago but I can start today.
Every time I think about a new venture in my life I usually begin wishing I had started a long time ago. My hope is that 5 years from now I will not still be filled with wishes and regrets about all the things I should have done. There are dozens of great things we could have done in the past – the real issue is “What are we going to start today?”