There are no deadlines with God

This morning, I woke up feeling blessed. The birds were chirping, the sun was radiating through the blinds on my bedroom window. I was well-rested, because yesterday I felt like I was just merely getting through the day as I was so exhausted from not having much sleep the night before. But it’s okay, all is well. 

I’ve been asking God many questions as of recent, especially when it comes to His plan for my life. “Lord, what do you want me to do after I complete the nursing program?” My mind jumps from one area of nursing to another, and yet as I ask Him all of my questions…I am getting the same response.

Stop thinking so far ahead, I’m planning something greater than your human understanding could ever imagine. Place your trust in Me, and I’ll take care of the rest.

Not only is God taking care of the future, but He is taking care of me right now. How do I know this? Because He has taken care of everything I’ve ever experienced or faced in the last 20 years of my life and has taken care of billions of other people long before I was even born. So how can I have such a fear that He wouldn’t take care of what’s to come?

I find myself scrambling through this life, just trying to check-off my of things to do and see how quickly I can complete certain things before the deadline. But God has been speaking to me in such a way that actually humbles me in the midst of trying to do everything all at once. 

He shows me that, there are no deadlines.

How can this be, when I’ve got so many things to do by a certain time?

Here is the problem. God wants us to enjoy life. He wants us to experience the fullness of His joy, as He says to us numerous times throughout His word. He knows that the world revolves around making times, due dates, etc. At the end of the day, it is the Lord that determines what goes on. If He see’s that were placing too much of our time into something, He’ll tell us.

It’s when we start to feel drained of our energy because we’ve spent too much time working on projects, papers, assignments that are due in the upcoming weeks where we pause and say “Hold on here, what is God trying to tell me right now? Am I doing too many things at once?”

When I try to do things all at once, my mind is racing. I can’t even focus on what I’m doing because I’m thinking about all of these things I’m trying to do before a certain time. “Okay, it 1:30, that gives me 1 hour to do this, this and this.” If I don’t end up doing all of those things, it bugs me! But God is saying, Sara. Relax. Remember that there are no deadlines with Me.

God’s main concern is that what we do is for Him. We are to do it with all our might. As I was reading through Ecclesiastes this morning, I found some truth that related to what I’ve been thinking about, in regards to wanting to do everything in one day.

Its good to know that we don’t have to try and do everything all at once, and in fact, we aren’t really supposed to. When we try to do everything in a short amount of time, for example, 3 assignments in 1 day,  it allows us to feel pressure, stress, anxiety, or unwanted thoughts. That’s not what God intended for our lives, He intended for us to have peace because He has overcome the world and some of it’s chaos that comes with it.

Ecclesiastes 9:10 “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going.”

 

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