Last week I walked past the garden center at Walmart and realized everything was gone! Instead of a beautiful assortment of flowers, all I saw was empty metal shelving! I was shocked! I thought for a minute, and then it hit me – summer is over! Before we know it, hot temperatures will surrender to milder ones, long sleeve shirts will replace short sleeves, and my taupe colored toe nails will hide behind my closed toed shoes.
I don’t know about you, but it felt like summer was just getting started!
Suddenly, all the time that I thought I had is now gone!
This time of year causes many of us to reflect on life. This week some moms will send their little one off to kindergarten wondering “where did the little years go?” Other moms will watch as their son or daughter begins their senior year of high school. I am sure both moms wonder if they are ready for this next season, and more importantly, is their child ready?
After a few weeks, the newness of change will settle in. The work of life will become routine. We will put our heads down and press on only lifting our eyes momentarily to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Then soon another change will come.
Spring will once again change the scenery of life! Spring fever will take over both parents and students as we beg for the finish line to arrive! Whew! What a ride!
While we don’t have a choice on how slow or fast the clock goes, we do have a choice of what we do with the time. Psalm 90:12 gives us this wisdom, “So teach us to number our days, That we may present to You a heart of wisdom.”
For some, the numbering of days may necessitate that we cut back on things that aren’t essential. Other moms may be encouraged to pick up the pace and set the bar high! The numbering of days probably looks different for each child and family.
I don’t know what the Lord is speaking to your heart, but I do know He speaks. He has a plan and a desire for this next school year. All you have to do is ask, listen, and obey!
I don’t want to be surprised when I walk past all the flowers for sale in the spring and wonder where the year went! I want to know that I made each day count!