Make Time For The People That Matter

The people in your life matter.


The people that you know in your life you know for a reason. No, I’m not talking about your literal neighbors or the people you’ve been in school with, or the guy who’s desk is across the hall from you. I’m talking about the people who you value wholeheartedly and mean much to you. I’m talking about your friends and your family.

This week I’ve been busy, but I have had the wonderful opportunities for fellowship with people who matter in my life. And this time is time well spent and never wasted. We are only on this Earth for an indeterminate amount of time and the people in our lives are there for us in the same fashion as we are on this Earth.

Debbie Macomber has a wonderful book entitled God’s Guest List (2010)


This book teaches us that those friends, acquaintances, colleagues, and enemies we have are all here for a reason. This book made me treasure my friends and my family even more. This last week I was fortunate and I got to pursue plenty of fun things with these people.

I had the privilege of enjoying lunch with one of my favorite professors, a road trip with one of my best friends, and a movie with my wife. Events like these make you appreciate these people especially when you learn new things about them in each encounter. These events pull us closer and unlock and teach us the meanings of mysteries behind the people we know.

I realized how fortunate I was and am to have these people in my life. Circumstances led them to where they are in geography, but those circumstances could have changed completely earlier, and I never would have had these people. Yet, God put them on my guest list and there now part of the divine tapestry of my life.

Who’s on your guest list?

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