Every one is running around … like chickens with their heads cut off … hurry, hurry, hurry … get out of my way I’m coming through …
We are always out of time it seems. As a result everything is done at the last-minute … in a rush, with little thought sometimes. I have customers daily that run in and need a gift in a hurry; or they are attending a Bible study at their church that night and “What? You don’t have a members book?” I guess they thought they could walk in and catch up later. How about the ‘leader’ that comes in the day of a meeting needing something to present? And what of the parent with the out of control teen that they need a book on what to do? And then sadly the marriage in the courts that they want a book on how to deal with the results? All of these examples I see daily … they’ve waited too late, ran out of time because they “did not have time when it mattered”. Of course when we are out of time we make others pay for it rather then admit we are at fault. The sad part is that our children are watching always … and learning patterns for their lives.
We seem to rush around doing things that do not matter, neglecting what really matters until it is too late and we are all out of time. It is the times we live in … right? No, it is the decisions we make on our priorities. We CAN slow down … at a sacrifice. Usually, we do not want to accept the cost.
Good news! God’s GOT TIME! Always. He is never short of it and He never runs out of it … He takes HIS time with us (sometimes to our chagrin). Maybe if we took our time with Him each day, setting the pace and the structure for the day, then we would find time to prevent the disasters we cause when we hurry through life with no time for Him. That toddler won’t become a wayward teenager if you are investing living time in them like God does in you.
Stop and take time today … for your love ones… slow down …allow patience and compassion to be part of your day … with family, friends, sales clerks, strangers ….