My time or God's time? Day 31 - Ecclesiastes 3

April 15, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
Seasons … designed by God … emphasizing not a fixed time, but the right time.  The book of Ecclesiastes is found in the Bible in the Old Testament.  The Old Testament  was originally written in Hebrew and in Hebrew, Ecclesiastes chapter 3 says, “to everything there is a  zeman … ‘et”  (right time) to cry, to laugh, to die, to live, to mourn, to rejoice … a right time … for every purpose under heaven.
God’s timing is never off.  He has a perfect plan, a right time for all things, and while God allows free will to operate within our daily lives, he expects his children to submit their free will to him.  In yielding our way, our seemingly idea of the right time, right way, right … to God, we invite His plans and purposes to be fulfilled within our every day lives. 
Submitting, yielding, these words are easier said than done.  After all, if you are like me, I have a difficult time giving up control.  I generally think I know the right thing, right way, right time to speak, act, do, etc.   However, I have come to realize, when left to make these decisions on my own, I normally create a mess.
Why?  I do not see, nor understand, the bigger picture.   I am limited to my feelings, my way of thinking, even my needs.  Left to myself, I will choose my will every time, often without a true understanding of how choosing "my time" over God's time will affect those around me. 
The small picture of a right time is all about me while the bigger picture of a  right time is all about God’s plans and purposes.  So, when I do submit, I am recognizing my eyesight is limited but his eyesight is not ... for he sees how my life intersects with others; how a right time is not only right for me but right for the people my life touches.   

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