Let Go of Time!

As I grow older, time seems to be on my mind…it sometimes presents itself as an obstacle and impediment to my service for the Lord at this season of my life…or at least it seems so. There was a precious moment during a past devotional time when God prompted me inwardly with the words of Psalm 96:1“Sing to the Lord a new song.” As I began to meditate on those words, I started to understand that even in my deepest doubts and troubles, I needed to speak life—to “sing” joyfully the life of God’s Word—in my prayers, and with every opportunity to speak.

To speak life would involve finding scripture that pertained to the situation; and in order to do this effectively, the Holy Spirit would need to reveal to me the true roots of my struggle with time. I knew God’s words are powerful (Hebrews 4:12); and so I began to understand that whenever I would speak them, my words would convey that power—His power—over my situation. As it turned out, time was not the enemy…my focus on my inadequacies and limitations was the true crux of the problem. That is, my focus on physical limitations and the like, impeded my ability to concentrate on God’s goodness and absolute sufficiency to empower/enable me to walk in His will.

Revelation 21:5 reveals that God “makes all things new.” In this verse, He is promising a complete renewal of all things with a new heaven and earth; but also, this characteristic of the Lord can be seen in various aspects of our earthly lives (Ez. 36: 26-27 & 2 Corinthians 5:17). The Father is always in the business of restoration in every season of life; He is constantly doing new things (Isaiah 43:19)! It is the Lord himself who does the “new thing” and He can use any vessel He desires—even the weak vessels– to carry out His plans (1 Corinthians 1:27). When God is in it, time is not an obstacle!

One Reply to “Let Go of Time!”

  1. Thank you for showing how powerful God’s words are. Relating your personal experiences in your blogs are always inspiring. I need to spend more time in His word as you do to clarify in me what the real issue is in my circumstances, like you did to clarify time was not the issue. Thank you.

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