We live in a time driven world with no time for time. We run around doing stuff as quickly as we can with no time for anything else. We go here just long enough to get what we want done and not a minute more, then off to the next place for again just the right amount of time again. Are we nothing more than rats on wheels going no where? I am constantly working on something, all the time, with no time just to sit and think, much less read a book. I have actually had to stop myself in the middle of doing something to turn off the TV, and take a moment to actually make time for time. And Breathe for a second.
I remember a time in which we didn’t turn on the TV until after noon or ever as late as 7 PM and turned it off at 11 PM because the programming was done. But now the TV runs 24/7 around the world and around meIt’s like I can’t do anything without it blaring in the background. I know that I grew up with constant music around me, but why am I now drawn to the TV. I I on’t watch it foghtrighr any value. Most of the time I put on reruns that I have already seen so Ican look up from whatever I’m doing and know right where they are in the story. I need to get back to the music. Music is forever!
Not only is the TV a grabber of time for time sake, so is Facebook. I had so many people that I followed that I could not get through everything that they posted and I would get frustrated by it nearly everyday, or I would get fed up with the trash that people would post. People would get mad at me for not seeing what they posted. or not responding to them fast enough or at all. I finally had to stop looking at it at all. I just didn’t want to spend all my day to try to keep up with everyone else’s lives. I want to live my life! Twitter is just as bad but Instagram is better because it’s about pictures and not so much about talking.
We have to be careful about running out of time and wearing our bodies out. We have to take time to smell the flowers and slow down. We have to make up our minds what is important to us and where we really need to spend our energy, but we need to make time for time. If we don’t slow down, we will burn ourselves down.
This is where God comes into the picture. If we start out our day with at least 30 minutes of quiet time and prayer with God and ask for His guidance for the day, then we will be able to have a plan for the day and be able to handle whatever is thrown at us that day. If we put God first, then the world can go jump in the lake. If you know Christ and have him as you Lord and Savior, then you are a Winner cause you’ve read the end of the book.
But it first starts with us making time for time.