“The chariots race madly in the streets, They rush wildly in the squares, Their appearance is like torches, They dash to and fro like lightning flashes.” (Nahum 2:4)
It seems to me that every single time we are meeting someone to go to dinner at 6:00pm my husband gets in the shower at 5:59pm. Anyone else have this issue? It seems to me that every single time I need to be somewhere FAST, I run into someone that talks to me for 10 minutes and leaves me late. Anyone else get extremely frazzled with time?
“You know,…my whole life I have been complaining that my work was constantly interrupted, until I discovered that my interruptions were my work.” (Reaching Out, Author Unknown) Anyone else get anxious when running late, being interrupted, or when time doesn’t go as planned? What if we saw interruptions to our plans as being a part of HIS bigger plan? How would that change our reactions? What if we saw slight annoyances in our schedule as missed opportunities if we didn’t take them? What if we laid down our TIME on the alter along with everything else? I know to be human is to be interrupted. To live in the world is to “bump” into others. Yet, living in the pace and time that I do, I can’t help feeling that my life orbits around my schedule, and my schedule orbits around my life. I am consumed by my agenda.
I loved this verse, “The chariots race madly in the streets, They rush wildly in the squares, Their appearance is like torches, They dash to and fro like lightning flashes.” (Nahum 2:4) Although this verse has nothing to do with what I am about to say, it made me giggle, we are the LIGHT of the world, we should look like torches. What if we are too busy running around DO-ING his work that we miss DO-ING what he has placed right in front of us? What if we are rushing around trying to accomplish the IMPORTANT tasks, when he has put the important tasks in our path, interrupting our plans. Are we just a bunch of, “chariots racing madly in the streets, rushing wildly in the squares, our appearance like torches?” (Nahum 2:4) Are we rushing around missing God’s real agenda for our days? As C.S Lewis puts it, “The Truth is, of course, that what one regards as interruptions are precisely ones life.” C.S Lewis