What if your life was like a brick wall? Each day of your life would be represented by one brick. Each brick adding to the wall that tells the story of your life.
In scripture there are many references to walls. In most cases they represent the strength of a city or a nation. Some references speak of building up the walls and providing protection while in others the picture is of a nation being destroyed as it’s walls are demolished. There is strength in a well-built wall.
What if each day that you wasted left a hole in your wall? Would there be a lot of gaping holes? But let’s not get rigid about this — some holes might be perfectly acceptable. After all, a few windows here and there would add a nice touch.
But if wasted days are holes and you accumulate too many, you would weaken the whole wall.
What constitutes a wasted day? Perhaps one where you spent more time on yourself than on others. Maybe a day where you procrastinated and never really accomplished what you set out to do. Or it might be times when you spent the day nursing hurt feelings or holding a grudge.
We don’t always get it right, but each day we can purpose in our hearts to faithfully continue building.
One brick at a time.
Ephesians 5:15-17 Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.