It really is true: Time rushes by faster the older you get. And you don’t have to be “old” to realize that fact!
I teach teenagers at church on Wednesday nights, and there is always something they “just can’t wait” for. I remember being that way. I remember it seeming to take so very long for certain dates on the calendar to arrive, and I thought I was going to go insane with the waiting!
Now months seem to all to often fly past me in a whirl. The last few months of 2011 fall felt like a free-fall for me. I wanted to grab on to something, making it all slow down. But, I could only imagine the burn on my hands were I to actually reach out and try to grab hold. It was all just flying by too quickly. Fortunately, January slowed down a lot – enough for me to breathe. But, it seems that February is speeding right back up again.
It’s so easy to be overwhelmed by the way life flows past us. Earlier this week I felt that pressure. That sense of being overwhelmed. But, then something in my brain clicked with realization.
If I belong to Christ, life will never pass me by too quickly.
God is outside of time. He created it, but He is never bound by it. Nothing moves too slowly or too quickly for Him. He never falls behind, runs late, or experiences any delay in the implementation of His plans. To Him, time is simply something He created for us, knowing that we needed the confines of it.
Can you grasp how liberating that is? Can you feel the peace that rains down with such a realization? So often I feel like I’m going to miss something incredibly important because I’ve run out of time. But, the God I serve holds every second in His hands. I don’t have to hang on to time. I don’t have to risk that rope burn of trying to reach out and slow it down. All I have to do is walk with Him!
Even in the midst of the many times I fail to walk in obedience, I am still His. I am covered by the blood of Christ. And because of that, I do not have to fear time passing me by. I can have peace even as the days, weeks, months, and yes, even years fly by. I do not have to live overwhelmed by them.
So, instead of feeling overwhelmed, I can face the increasing speed of February with peace, knowing that to God there is no such thing as too fast or too slow. Oh what joy!