Lately, almost every sentence that comes out of my mouth ends with , "but I don't have time". I have really been struggling with lack of time to do the things I HAVE to do and the things I REALLY WANT to do!
This morning when I was reading in my Women's Devotional Bible, a Christmas gift from my husband in 2006, I came across a devotion that really struck home with me. This Bible has a topical index and one of the topics listed is "Time Management". This particular devotion is based on Ecclesiastes 3, 1-8. We've all read this or heard it many times before, even in the oldie song "Turn, Turn, Turn" (The Byrds). This devotion talks about how right now might not be the season for a certain thing, but the season may come later.
Well, I've got to discern what the season of my life is right now and what will have to wait. The first thing I've got to do is close up the sewing machine for at least two weeks. As much as I would love to make some home made gifts for loved ones, It just "ain't" going to happen. I will simply have to plan better for next year. Maybe I can write down all my ideas in my nifty little planner for 2008!
Celebrating Christmas in Peace is more important than worrying about things that aren't my "season" right now.
"Seasons change and so must we. Turn, turn, turn.......