Time is a funny thing, on the days you want more of it. It seems to slip by, on the days you wish it went by faster, it seems to drag along. Time only has one rule, it moves forward. It can never go back, it never stops. It just keeps moving forward. I feel like we can all learn a lot from time. I know there have been times in my life that I wish I could go back, I could change it all, do it all over again. There were times in my life that I wish I could have just stopped everything, stopped working, stopped going to school, stopped talking, stopped thinking. I felt like there wasn’t enough time to process everything. Time only has one rule, it moves forward.
In Ecclesiastes 3:2-4 king Solomon writes, A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest.A time to kill and a time to heal. A time to tear down and a time to build up. A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance. He understood time, he understood how precious it is and how there is a time for everything. Once you understand time never changes, you’ll understand that time is not the problem in our life. It’s how we use the little time that we have. When tragedy or disaster strikes you, how will you react? Will you try to go back and figure out where it went wrong? Will you try to stop everything around you so you can have a moment to breathe? Time only has one rule, it moves forward.
One of my favorite movies is speed, if you don’t know what that movie is you’re to young to be reading this blog. In the movie keanu reeves character has to make sure the bus doesn’t go under sixty miles per hour or else it will explode. That’s not the biggest problem he has, the bus will run out of gas eventually. Have you ever felt like that? Life is going fast than you can handle and its only a matter of time before you run out of gas. I joined an internship program with my church back in February. I had no idea what I was getting myself into, I figured I wasn’t doing anything else with my life, why not? I have all the time in the world. Time only has on rule, it moves forward.
Little did I know how much this internship would challenge me, little did I realize how much growing up I actually had to do. Little did I know how fast it was going to go and how little time I had. Now that the internship is coming to a close, it’s made me appreciate time in a way I never have before. It’s made me realize you can put your life on hold for years if you want to, but that’s not actually the reality. When you decide to finally accept the rule of time, it comes catching back up to you, with a vengeance. I’ve been forced to grow up these past three months, and im sure that it’s not going to get any easier from here. At least I know one thing now, I know the rule of time. I understand it and I’ve accepted it. Time only has one rule, it moves forward.