“How did it get to be so late so soon?”, A quote by the infamous Dr. Seuss. I came across this quote recently and as you know from the “Planning Post”, I’m in a season of trying to play catch up. At least that’s what’s in my brain. But it’s probably like God saying, “I’m opening the doors now, it’s time”.
I really never thought that by writing down my to do lists each day I would get so much done. It hasn’t happened before. But the Bible tells us that God shuts doors no man can open and opens doors no man can shut.
I’m so glad because I wasted nearly 45 years of my life wandering around in the desert. Lost and searching. But God can fast-track things to catch you up. And with me He certainly has. You can read all about how God used breaking my heel to slow me down and listen if you go to this link. And not only that, after this blog post, I broke the other heel. God really wanted to get my attention!
But it’s not about me, it’s about what God is saying and doing. This goal, planning thing really got me thinking. The Bible says in Ephesians 5:16 to make the most of our time because the days are evil. Really, there’s such a thing as evil days? But when you really start to think about it and pick it apart, I was wandering in circles knowing where God wanted me to end up, and yet not making any progress toward that work. Until I wrote it down.
An older time management book was titled, “Tyranny of the Urgent”. It popped into my mind as I sat down to write about this. Things that you think are urgent, that pop up from time to time throughout your day, are they really tyrants? Let’s think about that.
TYRANNY: cruel, unreasonable, or arbitrary use of power or control.
Can’t you just see the devil laughing with glee when we get off the track God wants us on? It interrupts your creativity, your train of thought and it’s really hard to get back in the groove if we stop and deal with every little thing.
Unless it’s an absolute emergency, the little pop up fires throughout the day simply serve to get you off track. And if you’re like me, you don’t get back there. Back to the plan that God has you on.
With me, it’s been really hard to write the book He has told me to write. I’ve gotten so far off track that I put it on the shelf for a few years. Now THAT’S really off track. And there’s something in the Bible that addresses that very thing:
“Wake up, and strengthen the things that remain, which were about to die; for I have not found your deeds completed in the sight of My God. 3 So remember what you have received and heard; and keep it, and repent. Therefore if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come to you.” Revelation 3:2-3
Wow, did you catch that? “I have not found your deeds completed in the sight of God.” That’s huge. And of course in Ephesians 2, we are told that God has planned work for us to do from even before we were born. SO you mean, the evil days can rob us of getting our work done for God? You bet’cha !
So like I said before, God can completely redeem your time and fast-track you to where He wants you to be. You just have to submit your time to Him. And be intentional about your days and your time. I know I’m going to do that from here on out.
Have a fabulous day,