Sunday, February 13, 2011

A time for everything

Christy here. As I get older, there seems to be more that I want to accomplish. I wonder why I didn't have the desire to do these things when I was younger, when I had more time, when there were less demands on me. Of course, at that time, I wasn't as knowledgeable about life. My common sense probably wasn't what it is today. I know God has a plan for all and that for those who love Him, the outcome is good. It just may take a long time for us to see this result. And sometimes, I wonder if we won't see this "good" until we see Him in glory. Afterall, that is the ultimate happy ending.

But I'm human and I want everything now. It's hard to wait on Him sometimes.

I won't add to the verses below, however, right now, it's time for me to do the taxes. It's time for me to make scrapbooks for my children. It's time to support my husband as he moves toward new opportunities, and, God willing, better opportunities.

It's time for me make my home a comforting place for my husband and my children and my extended family. It's time for me to organize and clean that comforting home. It's time for me to continue toward my personal goals and not give up...

After you read one of my favorite Bible verses, maybe you'll want to share what time you think you are beginning, or are in the midst of, or are ending....

To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven:

A time to be born, And a time to die;
A time to plant, And a time to pluck what is planted;

A time to kill, And a time to heal;
A time to break down, And a time to build up;

A time to weep, And a time to laugh;
A time to mourn, And a time to dance;

A time to cast away stones, And a time to gather stones;
A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing;

A time to gain, And a time to lose;
A time to keep, And a time to throw away;

A time to tear, And a time to sew;
A time to keep silence, And a time to speak;

A time to love, And a time to hate;
A time of war, And a time of peace.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 (NKJV)


  1. I understand, Christy. But, couldn't you also say that if God has put the strong desire to write in your heart, then "it's time to write"?

    Just a question for thought. I often find myself in the same place wondering if I'm choosing to pursue this dream of mine at an impossible time. Or is any time possible? No time will ever be convenient, I think.

  2. Christy, just break it down. If you think of all those things you want to do, you'll be overwhelmed. Instead, prioritize them. Which do you want/need to accomplish first? Then, figure out the steps you'll need to go through to accomplish it. Focus on each step, not the whole. You can't tackle a big ol' steak in one big bite. You have to cut it up into smaller pieces.

  3. Christy,

    What a thought-provoking post! I think on different days and different projects - I'm at different times. Which is probably why I'm so scattered!!

  4. Christy, you have a very young family. As your kids grow and become more independent you'll hopefully have more time to accomplish everything you want to. For now, I'm glad to hear that you're committed to making your home a loving place for your family. That in my opinion is the greatest gift you can give your children. Enjoy their little years, because they go by fast. :)

  5. Christy, thank God (literally) we don't have to worry about the timing. God has perfect timing. After I finally sold, I realized I wouldn't have been ready earlier when my children were small. However, I've seen lots of writers publish while their children are small and they do just fine. So, God knows what we can handle.

    I think maybe I'm at the time to embrace period right now.