The word second is often used in reference to time and/or order. A second is a part of a minute or the next after the first. For the purpose of this blog, let’s start with the expression of a second used in time.
Boston Celtics-78… Atlanta Hawks-79… 34.7 seconds left in Game 6 of the first round of the 2012 NBA Playoffs. To the person that’s not a sports fanatic (ME!), it seems that this game is about to be over, and the Hawks are going to win. But by 30.4 seconds, the Celtics score and regain the lead over the Hawks. A difference of only 4.3 seconds causes the benediction to be given on the Hawks’ playoffs journey!
Much like this basketball game, the events of our lives can shift in a matter of seconds, literally and figuratively. We can pour a glass of water and drop the glass by the time the glass is full. We can go to visit a person in the hospital, and they can die by the time we reach the lobby. We can begin college, and the next thing we know, we’re graduating. Seconds can shift our lives for the good or bad. It’s what we do in and with the seconds in life that count.
The Celtics could have given up at 34.7 seconds, but they made the next 4.3 seconds of the game count. Choose today to make every second of your life count for something positive, something meaningful. That basketball game between the Celtics and Hawks was comprised of 60 minutes, but what really counted the most were those final seconds. Don’t wait for the “minutes” to matter. The seconds will help the minutes to matter IF you make them count!
What can you do with your “seconds” to make your “minutes” matter?
~Posted By: Shun Davenport