Friday April 28, 2017
by Joan Webb
Only Twenty-four Hours?
Ecclesiastes 6:10: "Everything that happens was planned long ago. ...It is useless to argue with God about it. This is because God is more powerful than man is" (NCV).
"I just don't have enough time," lamented a working mother of three. "I feel pulled in all different directions. I wish God would make 2_1_ hours in a day. Then I might be able to do it all."
Career demands, family problems (including children elderly parents), financial obligations and society's emphasis on competition and performance have caused us to be stretched to the limit. Is it possible to ease the tension caused by time limitations as well as job and family stress so life is more enjoyable?
We can do some things to prevent stress from building up to a dangerous level. Becoming aware of our own needs and implementing plans to fulfill those needs are positive approaches.
There are 24 hours in one day, 7 days in one week, 12 months in a year. This fact will not change. It is useless for us to dream about 29-hour days. God, who is bigger and more powerful than we, planned the 24-hour system and he is in charge. Learning to live sensibly and prayerfully within the existing limitations will help relieve our stress.
Lord, what steps can I take
to live more appropriately within
the twenty-four hour day you give me?
Copyright Joan C. Webb
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