Monday, May 16, 2011

The Truth About Time

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven. —Ecclesiastes 3:1 NIV
Time is my highest priority right now. I never have enough of it. And the truth is, I’ll never have enough time because it’s all up to God, and he views time differently than I do.
My time has to do with duration, a measurable period when something occurs. I don’t have enough “duration” during the day. I lack the continuum for everything I want or need to do to actually get it done. It’s that simple. But God’s timing is in terms of division; He operates moment by moment or through seasons or a lifetime or a dispensation. His time is not measurable, because He’s eternal and earthly time is temporal.
The reason this is important is because when I look at my life from a human viewpoint, I run out of time. But when I look at it from a spiritual viewpoint, I see that God is in charge of everything; I’m not! Therefore, I will accomplish whatever comes my way even though it may not be written into the schedule of my daily planner.
Realistically speaking, then, I do have enough time. I have all the time God wants me to have and can spend it any way I like. I just need God’s help to learn to spend it better.
—Luci Swindoll

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