Do you know how small an amount of time 4 seconds is? 18.104.22.168. Boom! It’s over! It’s done! Most people would not give much thought to the fact that your life can forever be changed in 4 tiny, minuscule seconds. But it can. Ask Jauan Jennings. He will tell you that four small seconds are long enough to change your life forever.
As I sat watching the game Saturday (unless you are completely football illiterate or was in a coma the last three days you know exactly which game I’m talking about), I went through every emotion possible in four minutes. With four minutes left in the game, Georgia–who had been ahead the entire game–went behind. Four minutes left? You have GOT to be kidding me! That’s ok…Eason has proven that he loves nothing more than to give all the Dawgs a surprise ending. So I sat and waited. 10 seconds left on the clock…Boom, Baby! Jacob Eason does it again!!! Surprise! He throws a 51-yard touchdown to Riley Ridley. Georgia wins!!!!!!!! YEEEEES!
Tennessee will get possession of the ball with 4 seconds left on the clock. No. Big Deal. 4 seconds? What could possibly happen in just 4 seconds?
The rest you might say…his history. UT’s quarterback, Joshua Dobbs, throws an incredible Hail Mary straight into the hands of Jennings. What? Ummm…that did NOT just happen. Good grief, you could hardly see his orange in that sea of red…and yet it happened. I have the 78 text messages in the following 5 minutes to prove it. 4 seconds and destiny was changed forever.
My lesson to you, Momma? You have four small seconds with your children. Quit wasting time doing things that really don’t matter! Start spending time with your precious children. Get off Facebook. Stop Googling your symptoms. Stop pinning your dream home and check back into your “here and now” home. You are going to blink (4 seconds) and your children are going to be gone. Your small window of opportunity to make a difference is going to be over. Just. Like. That.
Take advantage of this GORGEOUS weather and take them for a walk in your neighborhood. Look at the trees and ask them if they know Who made them? Share a memory from your childhood. Gather up sticks in your backyard and build a little bonfire tonight. On a school night, no less. The grass you kill will grow back stronger and your kids will grow stronger from it, too. 4 seconds.
Sons? Daughters? Your sweet Momma that is sitting over in the nursing home or assisted living…you better go see her. You better call your Dad that is living alone now. 4 seconds. That’s about all you’ve got left. You’re going to look up from your Bunco game and they are going to be gone. Call them. Even if you just talk to them 4 seconds. It can be a game changer and make their entire day better. Don’t believe me? Just ask Jauan Jennings. 4 seconds…what are you waiting for?
James 4:14 “Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, (4 seconds) and then vanisheth away.” (Parenthesis added…duh.)