Photo Credit: Nosha via Creative Commons [dropcaps style= ‘square’]A[/dropcaps]s the snow sits quietly on the ground, the little birds sing a song back and forth to one another. I can’t help but smile at the contrast. The singing birds remind me of fresh flowers and green grass: Spring. Yet, the world around me doesn’t resemble
In general, surprises are unexpected and catch us off guard. We can try our hardest to avoid and anticipate them, but we can’t always anticipate the things that will happen in our lives. As we walk with Jesus, there tends to be surprises along the way. Unexpected things are not always bad. Sometimes the best surprises in our lives are things that we did not plan or anticipate…
Sometimes we shy away from commitment, because we think that it will tie us down. There can be a perception that commitment limits us from other bigger and better things. Yet, when did commitment start being such a bad thing? We value independence and freedom. We want to have the option to go where we want and do what we want. Yet, maybe in our freedom we are missing some great things that God is wanting to bring into our lives through commitment: commitment to see something through to completion, commitment to relationships and people in our lives, and commitment to His calling on our lives.
I looked out the window to see the tiniest bird perched on a tree branch, hiding on the swaying branch. It was so small that I almost missed it. As it hopped around on the branch, I smiled and thought to myself, “I see you.”
Sometimes we are doing life and wondering if we are seen, heard, or even known. Do people see us? Or, the even greater question is whether or not God sees us.
In a recent conversation, I was asked if I had time for a question. There words struck a chord in me, and I began to think about this whole concept of time. The reality is that we all have the same 24 hours in a day. Yet, how we spend our time will ultimately leave traces of our legacy in the years to come.
What do you do if you don’t feel like you have time for people, family, or other commitments?