Take Time To Smell the Roses!
Life has been more than hectic lately for me, but then, who isn’t super busy these days? My message today is short and to the point.
No matter what’s going on in our lives and how busy we are … there’s always time to dig into the Word of God and then listen to Him. If there’s not, then we’re too busy and / or need to organize our time better.
I’m embarrassed to admit it, but it’s true — I need to organize my time better. Yesterday was really stressful, but then I realized I didn’t dig into God’s Word. I hit the ground running and forgot. How can I forget to spend time with my Lord? I talk to Him so much throughout each day, but I was at a dead run all day and failed to open my Bible. Sigh. The discipline of daily devotional quiet time in His Word is essential for me, and when I don’t do it…my day just isn’t where it needs to be. “I’m” not where I need to be.
I’m not at a place where I can control all the “things” that are making life busy and hectic, but I can certainly improve on my time management skills. I’m getting there, but I’m not there yet.
God whispered on my heart this morning that faith in Him includes accepting His time table. That’s not just in the BIG things, but in all the little things too. Slow down. Take time to smell the roses. God created them and He has a purpose for all things.
Whether you’re waiting, struggling, or whatever the things are in your life that might make you “less than calm,” remember God’s Word always contains the answer.
“For the vision is yet for the appointed time;
It ]hastens toward the goal and it will not fail.
Though it tarries, wait for it;
For it will certainly come, it will not delay. – Habakkuk 2:3 (NASB)
Relax. Take a deep breath. Focus on the Lord. And remember….
6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. -Philipians 4:6-77 (NASB)