In the beginning of time people marked time with the sun rising- morning, noon- high sun, and sun setting at dusk. Around 2000 B.C. the sun dial was used to show the hours in a day. By 500 A.D. there were candle clocks, then water clocks and sand hour glasses followed. By the 1200’s church towers started to ring their bells to mark the passing of each hour. But still people didn’t need to know what time it was. They carried out their day by morning noon and night. Little wonder life was pretty simple then.
Then our time became fine tuned.
Dr. Stephen Covey made it popular for us to look at our work life balance and noted how many of us suffer from an urgency addiction. Society caters to us with drive through windows, voice audio command, etc. I’m convinced some of our new automations make the process longer, which maybe speaks to my own urgency attitude.
Dr. Covey writes, “One of the main implications of being out of balance, however you define it, is that you neglect other areas of your life; family, health, etc. are often some of the first. When you become so addicted to only dealing with your urgent tasks you don’t think there is time for the non-urgent. You think that there will be time to deal with them later. But often, when you ask people what they feel is most important in their life, things they really want to accomplish, they are things that take time and long-term investment. By the time these things become urgent, it’s often too late to affect them.”
“ Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They will run and not get tired,
They will walk and not become weary.” Isaiah 40:31 (NAS)
Set your watch to His timing.
Grace be with you.