Day 34: …Those Lonely Moments…

image
From globdia

Mat 6:4 (KJV)… and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.

The true test of our character is what happens in those lonely, secret moments…

A lot takes place when we are all alone, hidden from the prying eyes of our bosses, parents, spouses, pastors and the gazes of our colleagues, neighbors and friends!

There is however a hidden opportunity for progress in every secret moment- opportunities, which when seized and exploited could transform our lives and launch us forward drastically!

More often than not, those are moments when all manners of evil swiftly transpire- moments when all kinds of dirty things are neatly swept under the carpet- away from the attention of the whole world!

For example, those are times when prohibited cookies disappear into kids’ tummies, bribes speedily exchange hands, figures are swiftly manipulated, employees cheat on and steal employers’ time, and good people momentarily lose their composure – all within the twinkling of an eye!

A lot more even happens at times when we find ourselves without supervision or guidance to our pleasure or displeasure.

The right man is the one who seizes the moment.
-Goethe

Those are times when we neglect our works and make mistakes, render inferior services or even become indecisive or paralyzed altogether! Examples of such times cannot be too unfamiliar!

Truly, lonely moments have the potential to constitute a recipe for disaster when wrongly utilized!

For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad. Luke 8:17 (KJV)

There is however a hidden opportunity for progress in every secret moment- opportunities, which when seized and exploited could transform our lives and launch us forward drastically!

According to Goethe, “The right man is the one who seizes the moment.”

What amends would you make today as regards what you do with your ‘secret’ moments knowing what transpires in those times affects the general outlook of you’re entire life?

Prayer:

Lord, it’s comforting to know that things I do in secret can so command Your attention as to attract open reward. On the other hand, it is also rather disturbing as bad things I nurture might also someday earn public disgrace. Please forbid!
Gracious Father, please grant me the grace to make necessary amends. Amen.

Funmi Adebayo

Advertisements