A Time for Everything

There is an occasion for everything, and a time for every activity under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1

I don’t think there’s ever been a time where I didn’t feel pressure to pursue the next stage of life.

In high school, it was the pursuit of college.

In college, it was the search for the perfect career.

Then marriage. Then children. But once you have the career, spouse, and children, then what? Or what if you don’t have career, spouse, or children?

My timeline isn’t exactly how I imagined. I would have thought I’d have my first child before 30, but that wasn’t the case. Compared to my friends at Liberty, I was a little “behind” on the marriage and children department. A few years behind really.

But there is always time. IF there’s one thing I’ve learned in this life, there is time for every activity under heaven. It may not be in my own timing, but there is still time.

God’s timing is unique and most of the time we don’t even understand it. But it’s always best. Hindsight always seems to be 20/20 but we can look back at the moments in our lives and think God for his perfect timing.

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6 thoughts on “A Time for Everything

  1. Yes, I think motherhood has taught me that more than anything. (Though perhaps it’s just age…?) That the “next thing” is often simply snuggling or doing something that seems insignificant. I’m learning – slowly… – to sit in this moment, open handed and aware. Thanks so much for these relatable words!

  2. Yes, yes, yes! So much THIS: “Gods timing is unique and most of the time we don’t even understand it.” Yep. I mentioned Ecclesiastes too..there is indeed a time for everything. I’m in the #11 spot this week.

  3. Yup. I did everything opposite of most of my peers. I had kids young and now I’m having the adventures. Whereas I have friends who had the adventures then the kids. Time is an interesting thing.

  4. I’m learning to sit back and let go of my timing – and just follow God’s. It’s a great stress reducer. Sadly, I like schedules and controlling outcomes – so I’m still a work in progress!

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