This means we need to make the most of the time we are given. By this I mean the days, months years (whatever God decides) which are before us. None of us know how long we will live, but it is likely we have fewer days before us than we do behind us. We need to make the most of the time we have to intentionally and faithfully impact the lives of our children and grandchildren.
When I think about the time we have as grandparents I think about the time we have with our grandchildren. As grandparents we typically do not see our grandchildren every day. While some of us are blessed to see them every week - or even every few days, some of us may only see them a few times a year due to the geographical distance between us. And if we are still under stay at home orders with Covid-19, we may be experiencing distance grandparenting even if we live near. Whether we live near or far, see our grandchildren often or not so often, and regardless of the number of days before us, we need to make the most of the time we are given to intentionally and faithfully impact the lives of the people in our family.
We know this is true, because God tells us this in His Word as well; look at . . .
But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.We do not have to do this on our own; God will renew our strength and He will be there with us every step of the way! So, lets make the most of the time we have, be the second most influential people in the lives of our grandchildren and focus upon intentionally and faithfully impacting the lives of our families. What could possibly matter more?
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