Time Flies

April 14, 2012

Time has a beginning and an end, an alpha and omega; eternity does not. We've all heard it said that "time flies when you're having fun," right? That statement simply acknowledges that we prefer to extend times of joy and enjoyment. It also implies that negative situations don't "fly by." They extend their stay and suspend our misery. Of course, misery loves to linger and slowly crawl away. Needless to say, time doesn't actually speed up or slow down for our experience one way or another. In times of pain moments can feel as consuming as years. In times of joy moments end all too soon.  Like the poet clearly states, "God made time to keep it all from happening at once." Often it's our response to positive or negative happenings that determines whether time flies or crawls. Our emotions then either help or hinder us in the matter of choosing how we process it. So, at the end of the day, it’s a matter of choices? Not necessarily... So, say I choose to defy time and gravity and choose long extended flights of joy. I choose to never crawl away in misery. Time or no time, choices or no choices, life is made up of countless experiences, circumstances and surprises, both good and bad. They can be delightful or devastating and impact us in ways that only time can tell. Benjamin Franklin said, "Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of." So whatever experiences, circumstance, or surprises come, use your time wisely and never waste an opportunity to respond to God. Time flies when you do...

 

 

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