Good morning! Today is my second day of class in the Spring 2011 semester, and I can hardly believe it! Time flies way too fast…
Many of us can agree with that statement, that time flies away from us. Often times, I struggle with hating time, wishing that I had 36 hours in a day rather than 24. Maybe then I would get more done, and I wouldn’t be wishing that there were two of me running around. Maybe too, I would actually be able to rest at the end of a fully accomplished day.
But life doesn’t work like that. Instead, life works better than what we can understand. As a Christian, we live by our faith, hope, and love for God. We also live by trust. One of my mom’s favorite Bible verses is Proverbs 3:5-8. Here’s what it says:
“Tust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on our own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.
It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.”
Each and every day, TRUST in the Lord with all your heart. In every day, you will have different struggles and trials–anything from a headache to the passing of a loved one–but you must always TRUST Him and His wisdom rather than trusting yourself. Acknowledging Him-this is what makes a day accomplished because it allows us to see Him and to thank Him for what is good rather than to focus on a chore that is yet to be done or a grief that is yet to be dealt with.
Time is not an enemy. Time isn’t something that we should blame for not having a day with a finished to-do list. Instead, we must trust that God has each day in His hands and through keeping our eyes on Him, we’ll see that He will accomplish everything that He needs to do through us each day.
So stop worrying about your days! It won’t add a single hour to your life anyways (Matthew 6:27 & 6:34, ). Instead, acknowledge God throughout your day, and trust that He has already planned it out. 🙂