So lately I've been thinking about this concept....."2nd Chances". What I am seeing is that there are some things in life that we just don't get 2nd chances at.
*Attending important events in our children's lives: These "events" may be small to us, but to our children they are major! As parents we should be there for our children, encourage and support them in each life event they cross.
*Training up our children in the Lord while they are young: God has blessed us with 3 amazing boys and He is trusting that we bring them up with the knowledge and love of God. Once they are grown, they are making their own choices and we cannot get those youth years back....
*Giving our best on any given task: Once we complete a task, it is over. And we cannot get back that original chance to do our very best. God gave us His best and we should strive to always do our best.
*Each day's circumstances: Do we honor God in ALL we do? Are we letting God's love shine through us to others? Once the day is gone, we can't get it back
So in thinking about this, I am seeing how important it is that our priorities are in line with what God has for us. If we aren't looking to Him, we are missing all He is doing around us.
There are many things that we do get 2nd chances at as God forgives us continually and keeps us going. I am so very thankful for this forgiveness and love.