Saturday, July 17, 2010

Long Time No See

Ok, so I admit it''s been a long time since I have written... I am surprised at how quickly time flies. I keep thinking I will write tomorrow and yet tomorrow never comes. It's always today and today is so full, that I don't seem to have time for my lists of yesterday.

Sadly we all fall into that trap. Good intentions are never good enough. As they say, "The road to Hell is paved with good intentions." So I would say is the road to apathy. We promise ourselves, "I will write a 'Thank You' tomorrow. I will clean my house tomorrow. I will call my friend tomorrow. I will exercise more tomorrow. I will diet tomorrow. I will, I will, I will," And yet tomorrow never comes. Apathy comes after we try to remove the guilt we feel from all of our "Could haves and should haves." There are only tow ways to remove guilt. One way is by the blood of Jesus, admitting we have failed and trading our life for His. The other is to deceive ourselves and say, "Oh these things don't matter. I don't have enough time." After a while we become apathetic and don't even try any longer and then all of our could haves and should haves get pushed aside.

Don't get me wrong. I too feel the crunch of doing everything I need to do in 24 hours. But I believe God has given me an answer. Ecclesiastes 3:1 says "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:" Ok... so if there is a time for everything then I should consult the Time Giver about my day.

"Dear Father, Please guide me and direct me though out each day. Today, help me to complete my mission and fulfill your desires for me. I commit my list of "Need to Dos" to you. Help me to walk down the path you have made for me. When I finish my day with you, I want to hear you say "Well done."