I have not had much time to post on my blog lately. The holidays are starting and I find myself using up my spare moments getting ready for turkey dinners and holiday parties. It’s a great time of year, but a very hectic one and the stress levels can often rise higher than a person desires. Today I have been thinking about time, but not time in the sense of business meetings and various appointments. No, the time I have contemplated on today has been God’s time. I don’t usually write about my religion or my love for God on my blog for the simple fact my thoughts are very personal. But today I can’t seem to get Him out of my head, so it must mean I need to get Him onto paper and in this blog.
As a planner, having someone remind me that God’s timing in life is not going to coincide with what I want can be a little annoying. Why can’t it all just work out and fit into a nice clean mold? It won’t do that, and unfortunately, life takes an exuberant amount of patience (something I seriously lack!). With events that have taken place recently in my life, I find myself amazed how God can put people directly into my path just when I need them. I may not recognize it at the moment, but eventually, I get the “ah, well what do you know” kind of realization. And He does this on His own timing after I have come to Him for help. I feel like I had that recently, His timing on some things I didn’t even see coming.
The holidays are not always the happiest of times for people, including myself. I miss those who are not longer with me, but I love to see the joy of the Season on my children’s faces. If things in your life seem bumpy or uncertain, just remember we are not working on a typical schedule. Life does not pan out according to our timing. What we need and when we get it are not decided by us but are laid out in a delicate pattern by something greater than ourselves. We are not supposed to understand the “whys” or “whats” of a situation. It is easy to go through the motions and disassociate ourselves from what really matters. I am just as guilty of doing this as the person next to me in line at the grocery store. But every once in a while we get a smack upside the head and a gentle voice whispers to us, “I am here, and you are truly loved by Me.”
Until next “time,”