June 3, 2009

Need More Time?? Ask God For It!

“For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 (nlt)

As I was reading the Bible this morning this verse was revealed to me. Joshua 10:13a. "So the sun stood still and the moon stayed in place until the nation of Israel had defeated its enemies."  Do you ever feel like you don't have enough time in your day to complete everything that needs doing? I feel like this nearly on a daily basis. Well I feel like this on a DAILY basis. I have never really considered to ask God to help me with my time management. I guess I just figured that it was me being irresponsible with my time and that I just needed to sacrifice some things for more time to do things that needed to be done. Where was I gonna find this extra time? I could try MY way over and over again and still get frustrated and not accomplish near enough from wasting time being frustrated. My biggest complaint when I have stuff left to do is how tired I am. I never considered to ask God for energy or better rest. God wants us to follow Him wholeheartedly and with me trying to control my time on my own I am not able to do that. It has never occurred to me to ask God to help me by adjusting my time so that I could walk in obedience to Him as well as take care of all my other responsibilities. If Joshua wouldn't have relied on God to hold time in His hands when he wanted to surprise the Amorites in a night attack, he would have failed. The sun would have rose early and the Amorites would have been ready. 
Do I believe God has held time in His hands for me? Absolutely. Have you ever had to turn back around because you forgot something at home only to return on your route and come up on a wreck that you could have been apart of had you not turned around? I know you probably don't think that is God holding my time, but I believe it is. He slowed my time down by giving me something to go back for to eliminate what could have happened to me.  My desire is to be at peace with God and His timing even if it means not completing my checklist for the day. 
Will you trust Him to hold your time in His nail-scarred hands?


Heather said...

AMEN!!!! I needed to here that. I know I get frustrated when something holds me up or something minor happens, but it is like you said "God holding time for us"

Dave and Mandi said...

I am praying earnestly for your family. I am glad to know that you are believers. May God's comfort fall upon you.