On June 30th, scientists have shared that we will get a leap second because the planet is out of sync with our atomic clocks. I won’t even pretend to fully understand the implications of this determination, but I do gather that this is deemed necessary because the earth’s rotation is slowing down. A extra second may not seem like a long, but in terms of its relevance and being a component of this thing called, “time,” I would suggest that we shouldn’t sleep on it. Why? Well, essentially, there are over 31 million seconds in one year. So I would suggest if we consider the totality of seconds, if we’re not careful, we can participate in the practice of waste.
Each of us has a purpose to fulfill. When we fail to consider our life events in relation to each other we miss the wisdom in the moment, or second if you will. Jeremiah 29:11 reads, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Walking out our intended purpose creates avenues to our expected end. Therefore it is so critical to limit if not eliminate the amount of energy we expend upon that which does not matter or that which impairs our ability to do what we were placed on this earth to do.
A second is a measurement in time. When we compile seconds we may consider the enormity of that which we may use at its optimum capacity or that which we may under utilize or waste. For example, a decision to travel a different way to a familiar destination may result in the sparing of one’s life. A small disagreement with a friend may result in time, a breach in a relationship. A simple gesture like a smile may change the course of someone’s otherwise challenging week. A small still voice inside of you may empower you to take on the greatest challenge of your life…and succeed!
We are six months into 2015, the middle of the year. What are you doing with your seconds? Are you connected to the goals and affirmations established and proclaimed in January? People at the end of life often desire of more time to be added to do the things they only dreamt about. I Corinthians 1:15:52 reads, “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” This references eternity and although it occurs in a second, the prerequisite began much earlier. Prior to the fulfillment of this scripture, we have the gift of time to do, to be, and to become. Tomorrow you will have an extra second. What will you do with it and those that follow?