Ever wish you had more time??? I mean unlimited time and freedom, no restrictions, no appointments, no anxiety about how and when you will have enough time to get everything done you need to do. I bet everyone of you would say YES!!! Everyday I wish I had more time. I believe it to be an obsession we have, all of us, with time. An addiction really.
We want more and more and more. If I just had five more minutes, or if I could figure out a way to get out of this so I can go do that. Or, I am sorry but I am out of time and I have to be very careful that I don’t get over committed. Sounds grossly unhealthy doesn’t it. And yet , most of us operate in this mode of functionality, completely at the mercy of our time schedule.
Okay I am sure you are wondering, where am I going with this. Well, for the first time in a long while my whole family, including my “Man Of The North” are home this glorious Saturday with no commitments or appointments and I have been witnessing the sheer turmoil created by all this available time and the struggle with how to fill it up. Everyone of us is in a quagmire of how to use this precious gift of “time” on a Saturday, panicked that it will sneak away and we will have nothing to show for it. It is quite humorous actually, not to mention really sad. My fourteen year old daughter is so distraught over how to use her time today that she is paralyzed in her own space continuum.
After suffering through the agony of watching her I finally sent her outside with a directive to share with her brothers. Go out and begin by breathing in the fresh air, and then do something that makes you happy. Not something you need to do but something you want to do. Don’t come back in until you can breathe freely and have found the true joy that is missing from your heart.
Here’s the thing. I know that all of my children will accomplish great things that need to be done in the yard and around the farm while they are outside finding their lost joy. What I hope they lose, is track of time. All of us need to remember a couple of things. First God is in charge of all the time in the world. And he is our constant source of joy, peace and love. All of which exist in every minute of every day. His timing in our moments is all that really matters and his timing is perfect. Enjoying our moments, regardless of how they fit together in our monstrous, out of control schedules is completely available to us through Him. He is our constant, He is the breath of life, in Him, is our ability to manage our time and in Him, is our peace regardless of the “time of life “we are in.
So today, try something “out of the box” and breathe deep, laugh loud and even lose track of time. He will make your paths straight. Honor God, give time back to the master clock maker.