“I’m late! I’m late! For a very important date!” This was the cry of the rabbit in Lewis Carroll’s Alice In Wonderland. It’s the story of my life. I’ve always been late to everything. I don’t mean to be and I don’t know how the time passes so fast. But five minutes go by in one minute. How is that so?
Of course, it is a myth that there is more time available when you retire. It ain’t so. Ask anyone.
I constantly have to remind myself that I am retired!
There is still pressure to “get stuff done.” And to perform—because we are a society that values filling every minute with productivity. That does not end, either. Sorry, all you workers looking forward to the golden days of leisure.
Then, sometimes there are gray days. No lack of stuff to do, or places to go, but those days are just plain blah. It’s ok. Blah days pass just like any other. Especially when the sun shows up.
Activity vs Reflection
But, in finding the time to sit still, we find that the time with God is the most valuable thing we possess. He continually calls us to Him. He has good things to share with us. He is our loving Father, waiting for us to step off our treadmill and turn our faces and our bodies toward Him.
When we take the time to sit before Him, read His words that nourish our souls, we find the balance in our days that give us life to move forward.
In the end, this life is short. We are here at God’s pleasure. We are here to fulfill the plan He put into motion for us to do before we were born.
So, how will your order your days?
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (Psalm 119:105 NKJV).
“I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well” (Psalm 139:14 NKJV).