Baldness, Time, and Managing Opportunities
Mounted statues stood like sentinels around ancient Greek cities. Some represented famous people and ideals; others were dedicated to Grecian gods. The apostle Paul spoke of one marbled deity: "I even found an altar with this description: 'To an Unknown God.'" (Acts 17:22-23)
One was named the Statue of Opportunity. It depicted a human being. The head, however, was unusual. It had long flowing hair in the front and was bald in the back.
It was a constant reminder to every Athenian that opportunity was something you could grab as it was coming toward you, but once it passed you by, you couldn’t get hold of it anymore.
The same is true of time.
If we lose control of our time, we lose opportunities.
Author Annie Dillard said, “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” If you and I can steward our time well, we will be ready for opportunities when they arise.
What are my biggest time wasters?
Am I investing my time doing the things only I can do?
What time-waster can I cut out of my day right now?