We have all heard the expression. We have all used it.
When I find enough time, I will call my friend.
When I find the time, I will make that present for a birthday gift.
When I find the time, I will read that book everyone is talking about.
If we have to find the time, where did we loose it? When did we loose it?
We even say we will make time. Man, I want to learn that. How would you go about making time? Maybe you could turn your clock back an hour. Or maybe there is an hour bush out in the back yard that you could go pluck some time from.
Why do we do this?
We know you can't make time. We also know you can't find time.
Where would it hide, under the bed? In the rose garden? Perhaps, in the closet?
What I do know is that each day is 24 hours long. 1440 minutes. 86400 seconds. Now how are you going to stretch that? Or find more of it? You can't.
You can however, manage it better.
You could spend less time watching re-runs of Gilligan's Island. You could spend that time writing.
You could spend less time wondering where the time went and just use it to call that friend.
You could spend less time berating yourself for wasting time.
Just spend it with joy.
If your joy is fifteen minutes of doing nothing, then do it.
What we should all do is try to do things with our time that makes us pleased with how we spend our
time, because, spend it we shall. We have no choice. It comes and it goes. What we do with it is our choice.
Did you know that God made time? At the time of creation, he made the sun and moon to tell the difference between night and day. The first day was decided by the passing of the evening and morning. So, if God made it and ordained it, we should use it to the fullest extent we can.
We should praise and thank God with our time by using wisely.
Wisely means doing something that you enjoy or that will accomplish what you want. If you want to get a degree, study and do it. It won't be a waste of time. You may not be able to go and play as much as you want, but you will have the degree. You will have done what you want. In all that studying, reading and writing, take time out, maybe on your way to the next class to notice what you pass. It won't take that much time, and you may see something interesting. Make a note of it when you get to class.
Wisely also means to do with intention.
Do what makes your life lighter. Laugh. Love. Live.
Until next time.