Thursday, November 13, 2008

A Time for Everything

There truly is a time for everything. Knowing that part, to me, is easy (though sometimes there doesn't seem to be time for anything!). It is knowing what it is time for NOW that is a little more tricky. As is the practice of doing the assigned task at the appointed time.

In our world of multi-tasking and cramming in more obligations than a day can hold, staying on the task at hand is often difficult. How often do I find my mind wandering to the "to do" list, while I should be enjoying my children? Or finishing up the days chores when it is clearly bedtime?

And then there is the concept of change. Of moving from one task to the next. The transition. The letting go of the past, and embracing the future. Those can most effectively be accomplished by living well in the NOW.

Don't hear me wrong, I'm not suggesting I "live well" NOW by living outside of my financial means - that is not "living well". I am reminding myself that the choices I make today affect the consequences that come along tomorrow.

So, I ask, "What is the next right thing for me to do?" Sometimes, it is "breathe". Sometimes it is "pray". Sometimes it is "listen". Sometimes it is "speak". Sometimes it is "run". Sometimes it is "dig your heels in". Whatever it is, I want it to be in His will.

When I take time to be in the now - not pining over the past, or worrying about the future - the answers are clearer. God meets me NOW. In all the seasons of my life. In the Joy, in the Sorrow, the care-free days and in the struggles. "I AM"

May I live well NOW, choose well NOW, experience God NOW.

A Time for Everything
1For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
2a time to be born, and a time to die;a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; 3a time to kill, and a time to heal;a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4a time to weep, and a time to laugh;a time to mourn, and a time to dance; 5a time to cast away stones, and a time to refrain from embracing; gather stones together;a time to embrace, and a time to6a time to seek, and a time to lose;a time to keep, and a time to cast away; 7a time to tear, and a time to sew;a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; 8a time to love, and a time to hate;a time for war, and a time for peace. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

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