If you subtract commercials, huddles, injury time outs and instant replay reviews, there’s actually only 17 minutes of action during a three hour National Football League telecast. For someone who has always been a numbers guy, this statistic is surprising. Everything in between is merely filling, like icing on a cake to make things look attractive. This additional 2 hours and 43 minutes enables corporate sponsors to get the most bang for their investments.
So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom, Psalm 90:12.
One of the Psalmists refers to another aspect of time. To avoid taking things for granted, this author encourages individuals to number your days. In modern terms, this is a way to express the notion take one day at a time. Whether you are at college, home, on the road or at work, it’s important to enjoy each moment in life. Sure, there are some stages in life that drag on, but when you learn to appreciate the little things in life a heart of wisdom is gained.
Making the best use of the time, because the days are evil, Ephesians 5:16.
When you are active, busy or occupied by full schedules, time flies by. Unfortunately, 17 minutes of action within professional football games are prolonged by an endless parade of commercials. Instead of seizing the moment, games delay the final outcome to maximize advertising dollars. At some point in time, consumers will turn their attention else where. When you do, make sure that you make the most of your time left on earth. As the headlines of news reports continue to detail, the days are evil. Therefore, don’t let negative stories steal your joy. Rather, live each day like it’s your last 17 minutes of action.
by Jay Mankus