People live their lives looking for the get rich quick idea. Some have made it while others have not. I mean there are some really good ideas that people use every day. Someone came up with the idea of the paper clip, the post it note, the dvd recorder, the ipod, the pda, etc. etc. etc. These are just things on my desk that somewhere someone has made a mint off of because of their popularity with the world today.
I too, have come up with a product that will definately make me one of the wealthiest people in the world.
Now you are probably asking yourself, how could I possibly know that this product will make me so rich? Its very easy. Its something every person in the whole world wants. Every company needs more of this. Every person needs more of this. The demand will completely out weigh, the supply of this product so I will be able to charge what ever I want for this product.
The only problems with this product is that its very expensive and its depletable so once its gone, its gone. There is no returns on this item.
So now you are thinking, what is this product and where can I pre-order mine of Amazon. com?
We can put a man on the moon, build skyscrapers hundreds of floors in the air, fly around the world but yet we cant add a single second more to a day.
This weekend, Steph and I went to see her family in Franklin, TN. We got to spend TIME away from the house, TIME away from our responsibilities of Maggie and TIME away from day to day worries. Sunday morning, we went with her family to Brentwood Baptist Church. God reminded me that He can speak to you any TIME, even when you are out of town.
The pastor, who I have never met, never seen, never heard of and I have never been to this church before, spoke directly at me like he had been reading my email and my blog.
He spoke about being connected to God and that when you are connected the the power source that God is, your light will shine.
Lately, I have been so consumed with work, keeping busy at home and how bad my work environment is, and not understanding why God has me where I am, that, as the pastor said, I have become disconnected from the power source. My light, has gone dim. I have taken my focus off of God, and put it into what can I do for me.
Sunday was a huge reminder that there is a God, and He has a reason for having me right where I am. Yes, my job isnt the best place in the world for a christian, but maybe thats why God has me right where He does, to use me. The problem as I was reminded Sunday, is that I am disconnected from the source and my light isnt shining. I have let too much come between me and God, that I dont have the power. I let too many things consume my TIME when I should be using that time to read more, to study God’s word more, to grow stronger so that no matter how dark it is in my office, I will be that light that others see.
TIME is available, its just expensive. Expensive, not in a monetary sort of way, but in a sacrifice way. In order for us to “Have More Time,” we have to “Free Up Time.” Instead of watching TV every night, maybe I could watch less and have a quiet time. Instead of working from home on the internet, maybe I could update my journal. While I am getting ready in the morning, instead of waiting on the weather, maybe I could put in a CD to put me in a worship state of mind. Instead of complaining about my job, I could pray more and be thankful that I have a job, when others do not.
So, I will grow stronger. I will use my TIME for this purpose. I will have the power that no matter what adversity or darkness comes over me, I will have the power of God, to shine through me.
“When the oceans rise and thunders roar
I will soar with you above the storm
Father You are King over the flood
I will be still and know You are God” – Still by Hillsong
What an incredible weekend. What an incredible feeling to know that even when I am not close to home, You are close to me. You reach me whenever You need and regardless of wherever I am. Thank you for reminding me that no matter how dim I feel right now, the power is “Still” there. Regardless of how bad my day goes or how much stress is put on me, You are in control and You only want the best for me.
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