June 1st is here…6 months down…6 more to go!
My summer calendar is relatively open, for the first time in 3 years! Unlike summer’s past, I don’t have an online class or summer assignments to complete. It is hard to envision my summer without some form of academic work, because I have been doing it for long.
Personally, I believe society has a tendency to portray people with free time, as lazy people. Many commercials and ads seem to promote slogans like, “energy on the go” and “never be sleepy again”. We live in such a sleepless society, in which someone is always doing something…somewhere!
To be honest, I was feeling like an underachiever, when I looked at my tentative schedule in light of what everyone else is doing around me. But, like all other negative thoughts that come my way, my sense of underachievement was just another one of Satan’s lies. I have to give the devil a little credit here. He is a good observer of what our weak spots are AND skilled in exploiting those weak spot through deception. But, God is a great observer of our weak sports AND extremely skilled in alleviating those weak spots through love. Satan may be a consistent challenger, but God is an even more consistent winner…all the time!
Back to my original thought…
A blank schedule is like an open canvas. The possibilities are endless and beyond our wildest dreams. When our lives aren’t cluttered with running around the globe and back in one day, God can speak to and through us. We can hear and execute, whatever He wants to say or do, because we are not distracted! Still time. Free time. Rose-smelling time. Are all great things, that any high achieving person needs and appreciates. Open time allows us to return to what really matters in life, refine our faith in God and expand our imagination. When we clear our canvas and let God be the artist in our life, we will forever be amazed, blessed and never disappointed.
“This is God’s Message, the God who made earth, made it livable and lasting, known everywhere as God: ‘Call to me and I will answer you. I’ll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure out on your own.’”
-Jeremiah 33:2-3 (MSG)