Do you ever ask yourself questions like, “Where has the time gone? Why do I feel like there’s not enough time in the day?” Or does time seem to be moving faster? “Will I ever see my dreams come to pass?” Each of us have been given only so many days; time is a very precious commodity. We have expectations, hopes and dreams that have been in our hearts for a really long time... maybe all of our lives. Yet what we experience is, days, months and years that have flown by, filled with obligations, deadlines, routines; anything and everything but, the life we envisioned and the dreams we thought would have been fulfilled by now.
I'll bet you start each day with your best laid plans trying to master the balance of doing what needs to be done while staying focused on the pursuit of purpose and dreams. We put it down on paper while drinking our coffee because we want to stay focused on the plan. We don’t figure in the inevitability of interruptions, which come in all forms, big and small and consuming our time in little chunks and big bites. Before we know it the day is gone, we’ve been derailed, and completely lost our “want to.” Don't know about you, but It leads me to frustration and disappointment over all the unfinished things on my list, especially those things that have to do with my goals, hopes or dreams.
One day rolls into the next looking like a repeat of the one before.
Have you ever seen the movie?
Bill Murray plays a local TV weatherman who believes he is bound for one of the major networks and is known for his impatience and ego. Through a set of weird weather events, he finds himself stuck in a time loop; each morning, he wakes up, hits the alarm and relives the same day over and over. He goes on a wild, hilarious ride. I don’t want to spoil the story for you by giving too much away but I highly recommend you see the movie.
The first time Lang and I saw it, we laughed but there was a part of us that wanted to cry too; I’m pretty sure one of us shed some tears. We were in the lowest point of our lives at that time and it just seemed to go on and on with no end in sight. It’s too long of a story to go into the details, but it seemed like everything that could go wrong, did. In a very short period of time, most all of the doors that had been open to us in our music career shut. Work dried up, income was lost, we almost lost everything; we felt stuck in a time loop, wondering if we would be stuck there forever. Days turned into weeks, months, then years. It was like Groundhog Day from hell!
When The World’s Asleep
So then what? One good thing that came out of that time, was Lang wrote a song. Eventually as the seasons passed, we realized that what really needed to change was us. Instead of dreading the day, we began to have hope again.
Tomorrow is a new day, a fresh start, a gift.
That’s the beauty of the 24 hour day; it’s only 24 hours!
We get the opportunity to do “it” better tomorrow; to fix the things we messed up, to forgive, to heal, to work, to rest, to laugh, to cry, to sing and dance and work and love.
We can’t go back to yesterday; can’t change it or relive it, but we do get to have a fresh start!
We get to hit the reset button!
We can lay our heads on our pillows at night knowing that when the morning comes, it's a brand new day.
The laundry, errands, dreams, goals and hopes will still be there tomorrow and maybe then something will actually get accomplished; ha, and we can check it off the list!
Lamentations 3:22-23 AMP
“It is because of the LORD’S lovingkindnesses that we are not consumed, Because His [tender] compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great and beyond measure is Your faithfulness.”
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