I have battled time for 64 years--I was doing dishes standing on a chair when I was 4--and it went downhill from there. As an adult I held a responsible stressful full time job, wrote, produced and directed Bible-character plays, was active in the bus ministry, Sunday School ministry, was an altar worker, sang in the choir, was Ladies Fellowship President for years and coordinated a large Secret Sister program at our church, wrote articles, stories, devotions, and a book, raised 2 sons with my wonderful husband, and read at least 4 books a week. In 1996 the Lord brought me to a full halt...I became disabled and was a hermit for 9 years, I asked the Lord, 'Now how can I serve You?" He said, not out loud, of course, "Pray!" "But, Lord, how will I know who to pray for and how to pray fior them?" Within 3 days I had 7 people on my daily prayer list and it's only gotten longer. In 2005 I found partial relief and was able to go to c`hurch and a few other places. During the "hermit" years, it was so hard to do anything and took so long to do it, that I was still battling time. After my life was "given back to me" by a docor, I haven't been able to return to doing the things I did before, but time is still an elusive commodity as I am singing in the choir, taking on a few projects here and there at church, do part of the housework, and write, and still read at least 4 books a week. I am busy from the time I get up until I fall into bed at night. If I, a disabled and retired person, have lost the time battle, how can anyone hope to become victorious in the battle? This is a rhetorical question, for there is no answer.
- 10/15/2009 2:41:28 PM