No I am not referring to the Abba song, although, yes…yes I have their Greatest Hits and that's before the musical came along.
A few weeks ago, I took my kids to Target. Now, let me preface by saying I rarely take them shopping, as I'm always in a hurry and whiners get smacked in the face. Kidding.
But anyway, as we were leaving Myles (8) said, "I'll get the cart." He proceeded to take it to the cart holding area and shove it inside another cart, you know, like they go.
Apparently, he had a hard time, so Bailey (13) said, "Just give it here. I'll do it." And a small eruption broke out. As I made my way over to see what the fuss was, I realized Bailey was right and I said, "Myles, just let her do it. You're too little to push that cart in and I don't have time for you to figure it out."
Bailey handled it and off we went into the parking lot. My son was quiet for a few steps and then he said, "Mom, there's always time to take a chance."
In that moment, burning hot in the parking lot, my son became the teacher.
Now, I'd like to say I marched him back inside and let him push the cart inside the other, but I didn't. I'm a work in progress.
The point is, I'm thankful that God isn't like me. In a hurry and not willing to give me time to figure out how to "put the cart in the holding area". He doesn't tell me I’m too small or weak to accomplish anything!
Sometimes, I think I don't have time to pursue a dream or a task because of time. But really, it's fear. I'm afraid to try something new. To take a chance.
To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born,
And a time to die;
A time to plant,
And a time to pluck what is planted;
A time to kill,
And a time to heal;
A time to break down,
And a time to build up;
A time to weep,
And a time to laugh;
A time to mourn,
And a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones,
And a time to gather stones;
A time to embrace,
And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to gain,
And a time to lose;
A time to keep,
And a time to throw away;
A time to tear,
And a time to sew;
A time to keep silence,
And a time to speak;
A time to love,
And a time to hate;
A time of war,
And a time of peace. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
Would you say "not having time" is sometimes a way of saying, "I'm afraid."
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