So I was dealing with a redundant and temporary situation. I know some would say, “get out of it” but some things, God assigns you to endure and not abandon! So, I’m considering the temporary nature of the situation and it dawns on me the above question. I am so done with temporary that I want to know timeframe.
I considered asking people on Facebook but I didn’t want inquires for understanding or context. Sometimes, social media can be a drag, lol! So I continued to ponder and ponder…I knew I needed to write out my thoughts and then God showed me the blog was the best place. So here we are, with an unanswered question that I believe has an answer. I hope you can identify what I am experiencing, like “Enough is enough” until it isn’t…
God is outside of time yet within the space that I am in. 2 Peter 3:8 ESV says ‘But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord, one day is as a thousand and a thousand years as one day.’ Psalm 139:8 ESV, ‘If I ascend up to heaven, you are there, if I make my bed in Sheol (hell), you are there!’ See how God transcends time and space yet scripture says not to rely on what we see because it is temporary (2 Corinthians 4:18). Yet in 2 Corinthians, I found the answer to my dilemma!!!!!
In 2 Corinthians 4:16-18, I find that when God tells us to not look at our temporary, He is redirecting to what will take us out of the realm of time. God’s ways are not His ways, so if I want to understand temporary, I must intentionally consider my temporary through his omnipresence (my casual definition of this word is “always here and everywhere for eternity”). Constantly refocusing my gaze on Him, I learn to disregard what I see around me. This refocus takes me out of the realm of time that I do not care about the length. I learn to care about matters like God does as well as avoid the pitfalls of trying to keep time.
I always dislike the habit of people who countdown time, they count the last ten, 8, 5, 3 and 1 minute(s) left on the clock. It has never helped me to do better, it only rushes my decisions and this can be detrimental depending on the circumstance. I am resolved to return to gazing upon His glorious nature because I prefer peace anytime!
My question is answered and I feel so much better, time has it’s place. Though wisdom is the principle thing.
In His Grace, Ceci Myles.