There are good times and bad for making decisions, revealing plans, and discussing hopes. The obvious is simple. Enter a crowded room full of people worried about the impact of yesterday’s choices and you will find little interest in tomorrow. In the middle of a disagreement rarely is either party open to expressions of love and trust. Even the tension between talking and listening takes on interesting twists depending on the disposition of various parties. Timing plays a far more important role in the course of life than we care to realize.
Right now there are too many things demanding my attention. On one hand I know that it will be impossible to satisfy everyone but that doesn’t stop me from pursuing a path that attempts to do the impossible. Why did I make a commitment to do any one of the strings, much less all of them? As I examine, question, and reflect I find that there is little that I consciously chose, rather it is a combination of being a friend, husband, father, and responsible officer of the company. In many ways my challenges are the challenges each faces during the course of a modern day. There is far too much data and noise flooding our senses. It is almost too easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of the mundane. Time is the one gift that we least manage while intuitively hording.
As I fly back into the storm I wonder. Jesus faced the question from those he should have been able to trust. “Why don't you leave here and go up to the Feast so your disciples can get a good look at the works you do?” (John 7.3) He knew that this wasn’t the heart of the question that each faces with a new dawn.
What is my agenda today? Where is my heart? Is now the time?
I wonder what God would have of me today? I pray that I will be open to Divinity’s timing and agenda. Time is God’s gift to us and ours to the world.
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