We all have the same 24 hours per day.
But when I was a child, summer vacation seemed to stretch endlessly in front of me. There was plenty of time to do everything I wanted to do and time left over to be bored.
Now, it seems like the days fly by and I can barely get everything done. I find myself making lists to prioritize the daily tasks so I’m sure to accomplish the most important things. Usually there is a “seed list” of left over things to start the day tomorrow!
Take this week for instance. It’s crunch week to get everything ready for the community’s Cancer Carnival coming up on Saturday. I signed up to be a vendor with things to sell for my church, give-aways to advertise the community’s Christian Women’s group, and my own items to sell including my books. I had to put writing time on hold for the next in my series of novels while I put last-minute touches on the craft items, pack everything up and make my booth signs. It feels like I’m not getting anything done when I see the dust bunnies scampering across the kitchen floor, but really I am – they’re just different things from my normal routine.
All I know is that time seems to be moving so fast, I wonder if I’ll get all the necessary things done, even if I prioritize my list.
As I look around at the things happening in today’s world, it feels a lot like “crunch time.” Even though I’ve heard that “Jesus is coming soon” since I was a girl (many years ago), it seemed like it would never happen. Time moved slowly enough that I still felt like I had my whole life ahead of me to grow up, get married and have children of my own before all the prophecies about his second coming were fulfilled.
Not so now. Things are happening fast and furious in the prophetic world and I have an urgency to pray for, write and share God’s good news with those around me. And I’m not the only one feeling this way. Others I know are saying the same thing. God’s been patient a long time – but things are speeding up – He is coming soon!
Father help me to focus on you so I can accomplish all you have for me in these days ahead as we wait for your soon return. Amen.