Sometimes it can be overwhelming to merge a work and family schedule, especially if you insist on being hands on in both. At times it leaves me feeling as if I am rushing from place to place…moment to moment. And it becomes frustrating when that rushing seems to have no purpose, rhyme or reason.
A few days ago, I was asked to attend an important meeting hours away during a particularly hectic week. My youngest son and I made the long drive together. I couldn‘t have been much company because I complained the whole way about having time to even make the trip. We arrived a few minutes early only to find that the meeting had been canceled without notifying me. I was NOT happy! At my son‘s request we stopped at a park on the way home. He ran off to play, while I sat on a bench complaining to God about people wasting my time. About that time, my son walks up to me smiling and ask, “What cha doing?” “Praying,” I muttered. “Make sure you tell Him thank you for giving us the greatest father son day ever!” he said as he gave me a huge hug.
2 Peter 3:11 says: “Since everything here today might well be gone tomorrow, do you see how essential it is to live a holy life? Daily expect the Day of God, eager for its arrival.” It is a reminder that God expects us to live in the moment, each moment. Each day we will find opportunities that will never present themselves again. Sometimes we can get so wrapped up in the act of living that fail to live in the moment. On that day I was reminded that I am here in this moment to make the most of it!