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The Hours Of Our Days

Do you ever feel like there are just not enough hours in a day? That is probably a silly question.

A few years ago I was having coffee with a friend. I was complaining how it's just so hard to fit everything in. "There is just not enough time in a day," I complained. She looked at me and said something like "God gives us enough time, it's our choice how we use it."

If I'm being honest, I was a little ticked at the comment. I left thinking "if she only knew all of the things I have on my plate." I never felt like I could get enough done in a day. There was always something that was left undone when the day was done.

And then one day it hit me...I made my plate. I picked the dinner plate. I put each task on that over-sized non portion controlled plate.

Maybe time isn't the issue. It's the expectations we try in fit in that box. Perhaps we were given 24 hours, 1440 minutes, or 86,400 seconds for a reason.

“O Lord, make me know my end and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting I am! Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths, and my lifetime is as nothing before you. Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath! Psalm 39:4-5

We get so wrapped up in the little things in life that take up big amounts of time. Will our one-year-old's really have a clue we spent hours planning that special first birthday party? Sometimes I look back and just shake my head at the little things I stressed over that ate away at my precious time.

While looking back won't get me back the time I wasted, it will help me learn to not repeat the same silly mistakes. Do I really need to scroll for hours on Pinterest just to find the perfect birthday theme? I usually end up picking my original idea anyway.

Just remember all the time we spend achieving and acquiring is like a pin drop. Make sure to keep a portion of that dinner plate left for God and for rest and rejuvenation. For the time we spend with God is dual-purpose. It is not only the source of rejuvenation, it is the source of eternal salvation.

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