More often than not, my calendar is too full. When I schedule too much, I battle the limits of time. I’ve learned busyness is often a distraction from what really matters. And, in those times I’ve had to face the power of regret. I want to do only what matters in the moment, in the day, in all of my life. When time is a battle, what’s important is often missed
It’s a matter of scheduling time with God first, surrendering everything with the belief there will be enough time to accomplish God-given assignments. It’s what Joshua did.
- Joshua faced a battle of limited time.
- Joshua prayed.
- God gave Joshua enough time to do what he needed to do.
On the day the LORD gave the Amorites over to Israel, Joshua said to the LORD in the presence of Israel:
“Sun, stand still over Gibeon,
and you, moon, over the Valley of Aijalon.”
So the sun stood still,
and the moon stopped,
till the nation avenged itself on its enemies,
as it is written in the Book of Jashar.
The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day. There has never been a day like it before or since, a day when the LORD listened to a human being. Surely the LORD was fighting for Israel! (Joshua 10: 12-14, NIV).
God is the giver of time, present in every moment. As daily time ticks away, there’s a decision to be made: How will this day be lived? Will the limits of time be a battle?
There’s nothing better, than to live each day with gratitude, knowing there’s enough time to do what matters. It’s a matter of focus, refusing to miss the gift of the day, living without regret. It’s a matter of trust. It’s a matter of thanking God.
God, who made the sun stand still and stopped the moon, has given you this day, present in every moment, fighting for you.
Learning to Kickstart the day, grateful for the time,
(written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2012 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)