September through May time has schedule and organization. The rhythm and routine are reliable, though also restraining.
As June began, the blank space on the calendar gave an illusion of more time. We took family trips. I joined two Bible studies because I wasn’t leading one. I justified late nights (the sun’s up, why not me?).
I have overspent my time budget. The reality is there are still only 24 hours in a day, seven days in a week, and at best 31 days in a month.
A dear friend pointed out to me last week the tendency we can have to overspend our time because it appears we now have so much more of it. However, since God made time it has been the same:
“And God said, ‘Let there be light,’…God called the light ‘day’ and the darkness He called ‘night.’ And there was evening, and there was morning–the first day,” (Genesis 1:3-5).
Have you been overspending your time this summer? How do you manage free-time?
I like the flexibility of summer, but I now intend to let the rest of this season be one of simplicity. I want rest and true rejuvination for my family and myself.
Whether its time or money, overspending is fun momentarily but challenging to pay for later. I have an evening, a morning. A day. May I live not foolishly, but fully.
God, be glorified in every minute. Thank You for rest, for fun, and for summer.Photo credit: Myron Schaffer