Only twenty-five days until I head down to Georgia! Time is flying so fast. I’m in full swing of preparations now, figuring out what to pack, hanging out with friends as much as I can, and readying myself for the intense five months of study and ministry I’m about to begin.
It’s weird to think I’ll be gone from Shelbyville for five months. It’s the same feeling I had when I was weeks away from my two month Mexico trip. I won’t hang out with the same friends. I won’t sit around the living room and talk to my family. I won’t have a cat to pet. Things are about to change.
At the same time though, I’m excited. Life is an adventure full of the new and the unknown. I’ll make more friends, talk with new people, learn new skills, and spend my time building into the lives of others. Maybe I’ll even find a cat to pet.
All I know is that I don’t want to waste the time I’ve been given, both these last twenty-five days and the five months to come. Both are opportunities to create new memories, impact the lives of others, and prepare for the future. I don’t know how much time I’ve been given. I don’t want to assume I’ll have time to get to things “later”. Life happens today and it impacts tomorrow. I pray I use that life wisely.