Summer is half over. Every year at this time it seems that we say this. We look so forward to summer and it’s plans.
I always have such high hopes for summer. I’m going to clean out every room in the house and get rid of everything we haven’t used in the past 6 months.
I try to make a to do list and when I would like to have it done.
The kids are going to keep their rooms clean and play more outside.
Then reality hits!
The plans in my mind never seem to work out.
The kids need to go places, sports practice start, other commitments come up and after all that summer is over.
I start to stress, and then I remember our time is not the same as the world’s time.
Paul wrote about this in Ephesians 5:15-17 "Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.”
Our time should not be consumed by the things of this world.
We should be focused on serving God.
We need to purpose to wake up to read our bible and spend time with the Lord. Doing this sets my day. In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus said, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you” (Matthew 6:33). I’ve heard so many say “that when time gets short the first thing to go is my time and service of the Lord”.
Guilty! I find that when I do this, things start to fall apart.
My way is not working anymore. Reality hits!
I NEED time with the Lord.
The world sees time and fills every last minute with something. Getting as much done as you can and focusing on self, while leaving no time to focus on the most important one.
2 Corinthians 4:18 says “We do not focus on what is seen, but on what is unseen.For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."
If we are diligent in doing what the Lord has called us to do, being a stay at home mom, working in an office and we do this to the best of our ability in Him, all other things will fall in to place.
Selah! Stop And Listen