Time runs its race within Your Hands

#Weekendblog

CF2YcskUIAA8gX_Lyricoftheday “Time runs its race within Your Hands”- Hillsong United “Here Now (Madness)”

Isn’t time the strangest concept. The more I think about it, the less I understand how it works or makes sense. I have this experience when I sit with clients. Sometimes an hour can feel like a minute, or a minute feel like an hour. Time often feels like a cruel dictator. Caging our hopes and dreams or tying us to all we used to be. We feel like it should measure something or give us some kind of stability but the only thing we know about time is that, it is always moving. Like a hasmter on a wheel. Running, running, running. Time is a lot like us in that sense. We are always running, running, running. But who will win? Time or us?

I feel like I’m always losing the race against time. I’m always wanting to do more, be more, use more. But it all takes time and I’m sick of waiting and watching it go by.

Isn’t it a comfort that even though it seems to get away from us, it can never outrun our Heavenly Father. He holds us and He holds time. He transcends. He is never early, never late. He exists outside and invites us with him to step off the treadmill of trying to timeline our lives and realize Time is not our enemy: we are held in the same Hands.

holding dressember tight in our hearts all the year through

@Dressember Recap #Lyricoftheday Wonder whose arms will hold you good and tight #ellafitzgerald What are you doing New Year’s Eve

Holding my nephew reminds me of the reason I did my second annual #dressember challenge. I want him to grow up believing in the inherent dignity of people. Where “speaking up for those who cannot speak for themselves” is his new year’s resolution every year. Where respect for women and love for his sisters in Christ comes so naturally for him that when God brings him that one woman to love and respect like Jesus loves His bride, He will hold her good and tight and show her the same love He experienced from me, his mom, his grandmas and all the women in his life. Standing for women enslaved around the world is more than just a fun reason to wear a dress every day. It’s about valuing God’s creation enough to pass it on down through the generations. If we are only concerned with making a change for our generation and our time, our efforts are in vain. We must teach the next generation and instill in them the importance of love, generosity, and grace. This is how we truly change the world. 145170837353909.png