Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Chronos Vs. Kairos Part 1

I'm currently reading Your Life In Rhythm by Bruce Miller. In this book he talks about how if we try to live our life in balance it will never happen and we'll just make ourselves crazy (I am living proof) instead our lives are meant to be lived in rhythm. 

Ecclesiates 3:1-13 says this:
There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens:
    a time to be born and a time to die,
    a time to plant and a time to uproot,
    a time to kill and a time to heal,
    a time to tear down and a time to build,
    a time to weep and a time to laugh,
    a time to mourn and a time to dance,
    a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
    a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
    a time to search and a time to give up,
    a time to keep and a time to throw away,
    a time to tear and a time to mend,
    a time to be silent and a time to speak,
    a time to love and a time to hate,
    a time for war and a time for peace.
What do workers gain from their toil? 10 I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet[a] no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. 12 I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. 13 That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God. 14 I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that people will fear him.

Living in rhythm is Biblical!!  

For the past nine years I have been struggle to keep things "in balance". I hear that phrase everywhere I go and every time I do my eye starts to twitch. 

Between marriage, children, ministry, and my own personal care, something is always neglected. But I am comforted in the fact that balance is not possible. No matter how hard I try it will not happen. 

My solution....let it go. 

Start living in the rhythm of my life. 

Focusing on the task at hand, doing my best for those other required things, and just relaxing. 

The question that I need to ask myself day to day and moment to moment is "What is important right now?" Instead of weighing myself down with what was important yesterday or what will be important tomorrow, what is important right now, in this very moment. 

The best part is that God has been whispering this in my for quite some time but it's taken me a while to really, really be ready to listen and do something about it. 

Part 2 coming soon....