When contemplating the subject of TIME I came to a simple conclusion—it’s all in how you look at it.
Our view of time is constantly evolving, isn’t it?
When we are children for instance. Time moves slowly. I think of those all important milestones I was jumping up and down to reach. My fifth birthday when I would get to start school. My tenth birthday and my first bike! Thirteen and now I am finally a teenager. Eighteen and now I can vote. Twenty-one and I am actually “legal.”
The milestones in each of our lives is probably different, yet one thing remains constant.
Time is like a river—ALWAYS moving on.
Remember that famous soap opera, Days Of Our Lives? I always loved the way it began, “Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.”
My perspective on TIME, at age sixty-five, has changed radically from what it once was.
I don’t see each of my individual birthday’s differently from any other for one thing. And, I no longer try to hurry time, nor do I try to slow it down. (As if any of us could!)
Now in my sixth decade, I like to think I have learned to appreciate moments—especially the so-called “ordinary” ones.
I hope I am learning to look at TIME the way I believe God does, seeing EACH DAY as valuable, and another opportunity to embrace a day as it comes, and for what it is.
I’m not saying I have completely conquered patience—far from it!
But I have come to accept it’s essential necessity.
Perhaps it is toward the end of your life that it’s easier to see, in retrospect, there is simply no hurrying The Almighty.
I try now to “stay in step with God” rather than tugging at the leash when things don’t move at the pace I wish they would. As I grow closer in my relationship with God, I see all the waiting days differently.
I see all the times waiting protected me, prepared me, and yes, taught me patience—ALL on the anvil of endurance.
Truly it is—all in how you look at it.
So, I’ve made my peace with His pace.
He chooses those “kairos moments,” and I try with a smile, to accept His sovereignty.
“Rest in the Lord; wait patiently for him to act. Don’t be envious of evil men who prosper.”
Psalm 37:7 TLB