1. A period during which an action, process, or condition exists
2. A point of period when something occurs
3. A moment, hour, day, or year as indicated by a clock or calendar
And ten others!
I have found myself in a season of life where I have filled my time up a little too much. I’m glad it’s a temporary thing, but I am more than a bit stretched. I would even say that I am pushing my boundaries, but at least it’s only for a season. . . literally, a girls JV volleyball season. I’m the coach this year for the Christian school our children attend.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:” So if the wisest man, Solomon, penned these words that we do have time for all sorts of things then why is our time so crunched?
A big reason is we just pile our schedules full to stay busy. And if kids are involved, you have to say no to them or they will try to schedule every waking hour of your time with activities! I look at my “have to” responsibilities and commitments and I shake my head as to how am I going to be able to complete them. I don’t sleep well when there are too many irons in the fire. Today I was awake before 5AM and left for the office at 6:15AM to start work because I got behind this week due to a couple uncontrollable situations. Friday’s are typically my day off and I don’t even come into the office. I didn't accomplish all I wanted to this morning, so some tasks will just have to wait until Monday. (Don’t worry I’m ready for Sunday service though. LOL)
School starts next Tuesday and looking at my kids I can’t fathom how the time has gone by so quickly. Amanda and I now have an 8th, 6th, 4th, 2nd, and Kindergartener in school. I only have five years left until Michaela, our oldest, graduates from high school! Time travels so quickly and none of us can afford to busy ourselves so much as to miss the blessings of daily living.
Spending quality time with the people you love is of utmost importance. My children will probably remember getting ice cream last night more then they will remember my Sunday sermon. Corban and Andrew will remember beating me at “Chutes and Ladders” more than weather I had to get the grass mowed and lawn manicured.
There is a time for everything but we must always take time for the things that are the most important. For me it’s my faith in Jesus and my family. To have a vibrant faith and a vibrant family you have to spend time nurturing both.