There Are Four Things


you can’t recover

The stone after it is thrown
The word after it is said
The occasion after the loss
The time after it’s gone

Meditate on this today. It’s short but powerful. What does it all mean? Simply, it means we must weigh the action before the deed. We must have vision beyond the moment. We must anticipate the reaction of our action. We must act wisely. We must act kindly. We must act with love.

The stone after it’s thrown – have your facts together. Jesus said, to the mob that was ready to stone the woman caught in adultery, let he who is without sin cast the first stone. In that story everyone walked away and no one threw the stone. Think carefully before you judge a matter.

The word after it’s said – Words leave an imprint so you must use them carefully. Once they are said they can’t be unsaid. The bible says life and death are in the power of the tongue. You can revive a thing or kill it by your words. The bible also says to let our words be few. Why? Because words need to be carefully considered.

The occasion after the loss – Don’t put off doing what you know you are supposed to do. We all get so busy in life but once the moment is gone it can never be recovered. There is a season for everything the bible says. Don’t live with regret.

The time after it’s gone – Timing is everything. There are moments in time that will never come around again. In battles there are strategic times of attack and retreat. The bible says God chooses the time. Don’t miss that appointed time of favor for your life. Don’t miss the opportunity. Don’t die leaving things undone.