“Time beats everyone. It’s undefeated.” — Rocky Balboa
Nothing like a depressing quote to encourage you this morning, right? But really, the truth of this quote is what makes it hit so hard. Time does beat everyone. One out of every one person dies. That’s an unbeatable fact (unless we’re talking about Jesus, who came back from the dead and didn’t die again…but that’s a different story).
When we consider this, that time beats everyone, there really is an encouragement we can take. We all have the same amount of time in every day. Everyone gets the same 24 hours. But not everyone uses it the same.
The encouragement today is to know that your days are numbered, so make the most of today. There’s that cliche statement, “Live every day like it’s your last.” And yet, it’s true. If we live each day like our last day, we will probably not be afraid to say certain things, we will probably want to leave a good impression and be kind to others; ultimately we will live with more purpose.
Whatever you have today, whatever is going on in your life, live it on purpose. Time may be undefeated, but it cannot stop you from living a good life. Choose today to live kind, to be hard working, to speak boldly, to love well, and to add value to everyone around you. What’s holding you back? If today was your last day, nothing should hold you back.