Sometimes I sit back and reflect on what a shame it is that I wish my life away. It seems like on Monday I can't wait for Friday. During the summer I can't wait until fall. On payday I can't wait until the next payday. When V was a baby all I could wish for was for her to walk, talk, feed herself, sleep through the night...... My family starts counting down vacation as soon as Christmas is done. What is it that makes us always dissatisfied? Surely I am not the only one who does this.
How would my life be different if I lived in the now? What if I saw things through "present colored glasses" instead of "future colored glasses"? These are just thoughts to ponder, but I have to think my life would be better.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-15(The Message)
There's a Right Time for Everything 1 There's an opportune time to do things, a right time for everything on the earth:
A right time for birth and another for death,
A right time to plant and another to reap,
A right time to kill and another to heal,
A right time to destroy and another to construct,
A right time to cry and another to laugh,
A right time to lament and another to cheer,
A right time to make love and another to abstain,
A right time to embrace and another to part,
A right time to search and another to count your losses,
A right time to hold on and another to let go,
A right time to rip out and another to mend,
A right time to shut up and another to speak up,
A right time to love and another to hate,
A right time to wage war and another to make peace.
But in the end, does it really make a difference what anyone does? I've had a good look at what God has given us to do—busywork, mostly. True, God made everything beautiful in itself and in its time—but he's left us in the dark, so we can never know what God is up to, whether he's coming or going. I've decided that there's nothing better to do than go ahead and have a good time and get the most we can out of life. That's it—eat, drink, and make the most of your job. It's God's gift.
I've also concluded that whatever God does, that's the way it's going to be, always. No addition, no subtraction. God's done it and that's it. That's so we'll quit asking questions and simply worship in holy fear. Whatever was, is. Whatever will be, is. That's how it always is with God.