How do you spend your time each day? From the minute your eyes open and feet hit the floor? Time is a gift, and the older I become the more and more I realize that I believe we can avoid most of the stresses in our lives. Using your time wisely is a good start. Don’t spend wasted time on frivolous things that are not of importance. Do what needs to be done and if you must have a list of errands, chores, and calls then complete them and end it with a reward such as a nice cup of coffee or tea and rest for a bit.
First thing in the morning I am up and at it at 4am and get myself ready for the day. Then it is downstairs I go for devotional time and lay out my prayers to God sharing all my concerns and any trials I may be going through. Then it’s checking the emails, posting some uplifting posts and answering back text messages. If you can start the day with God you cannot go wrong. I keep a list on my phone under an App called Notepad. It works wonderfully and if I know time is tight I get the most important chore or errand done and work from there. But I always make God first in everything before conquering the list.
Seasons change for every matter or purpose under heaven. We can go from having our lives being happy and everything working out for us to being challenged and facing a trial that is difficult. Slow down and take a deep breath. Ask God what is it that He needs from us. Share your concerns and frustrations with Him and ask for patience and grace. Acknowledge He is in control and you Trust Him! Remember, that when your time is spent on something that is an investment and it pays good dividends the outcome is rewarding. Take a look below at what the Lord has to say about Seasons.
More reading on Seasons in Ecclesiastes 3:1
3 To everything there is a season, and a time for every matter or purpose under heaven:
2 A time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to pluck up what is planted,
3 A time to kill and a time to heal, a time to break down and a time to build up,
4 A time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 A time to cast away stones and a time to gather stones together, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 A time to get and a time to lose, a time to keep and a time to cast away,
7 A time to rend and a time to sew, a time to keep silence and a time to speak,
8 A time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.
9 What profit remains for the worker from his toil?
10 I have seen the painful labor and exertion and miserable business which God has given to the sons of men with which to exercise and busy themselves.
11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He also has planted eternity in men’s hearts and minds [a divinely implanted sense of a purpose working through the ages which nothing under the sun but God alone can satisfy, yet so that men cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.
12 I know that there is nothing better for them than to be glad and to get and do good as long as they live;
13 And also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor—it is the gift of God.
14 I know that whatever God does, it endures forever; nothing can be added to it nor anything taken from it. And God does it so that men will [reverently] fear Him [revere and worship Him, knowing that He is].
15 That which is now already has been, and that which is to be already has been; and God seeks that which has passed by [so that history repeats itself].
16 Moreover, I saw under the sun that in the place of justice there was wickedness, and that in the place of righteousness wickedness was there also.
17 I said in my heart, God will judge the righteous and the wicked, for there is a time [appointed] for every matter and purpose and for every work.
18 I said in my heart regarding the subject of the sons of men, God is trying (separating and sifting) them, that they may see that by themselves [under the sun, without God] they are but like beasts.
19 For that which befalls the sons of men befalls beasts; even [in the end] one thing befalls them both. As the one dies, so dies the other. Yes, they all have one breath and spirit, so that a [a]man has no preeminence over a beast; for all is vanity (emptiness, falsity, and futility)!
20 All go to one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.
21 Who knows the spirit of man, whether it goes upward, and the spirit of the beast, whether it goes downward to the earth?
22 So I saw that there is nothing better than that a man should rejoice in his own works, for that is his portion. For who shall bring him back to see what will happen after he is gone?
Written by Tamera Boynton
LET MY CONSOLATION My comfort bring Joy to your soul. When anxiety is welling up within you, come to Me and pour out your heart. Then sit quietly in My Presence while I comfort you, helping you see heavenly things from My perspective. I remind you of your heavenly destination, for you are indeed on your way to Glory! I infuse My Joy and Peace into your heart, mind, and soul. When you are joyful, this changes the way you view the world around you. Even though you see much darkness, you can also see the Light of My Presence continuing to shine. Moreover, the Joy in your soul gives you buoyancy, enabling you to rise above the countless problems in your life. Once you have gained this perspective, you will discover that you can comfort others in the midst of their troubles. They will find in you the consolation that you have found in Me. Thus your Joy becomes contagious, “infecting” those around you with Joy in their souls!
Psalm 94:19 Psalm 62:8 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Shared by Sarah Young Jesus Always Pg. 6