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Does anybody really know what time it is?

“Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?” 

The band Chicago released a song with these lyrics in 1970, and as far as I know, it was not inspired by the Bible. However, it does suggest biblical truths about time and our fast-paced world. 

I think we all can attest that life is moving at a faster pace today than ever before. 

Recently, we celebrated a new year, which is a great opportunity to start over. Out with the old, and in with the new. To some, a new year symbolizes motivation for new beginnings. Another 365-day journey begins with a new set of resolutions. 

Every day with God is a fresh start — a new beginning. Lamentations 3:22 says, “His mercies are new every morning.” 

So much stress manifests when we try to make things happen before their appointed time. If we want to lead peaceful and victorious lives, we should stay close to God and do things his way. We should ask him to show us the path forward moment by moment instead of forging ahead stubbornly toward our own personal goals. 

Shouldn’t we let God set the pace so we can rest and enjoy the journey He has designed for each of us? The more we trust God and his timing, the more peace and power we will experience. Exodus 33:14 says, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” 

Have you ever felt like you missed the mark or wasted valuable time? Well, me too! The very last thing we should be careless with is time. It is our most precious commodity. Our Heavenly Father, who has given each of us an allotment, cares how we spend our time. He wants us to live in a way that gets maximum benefit from our time relationally and spiritually. He has a plan for us, as explained in Jeremiah 29:11, which is based on His perfect knowledge of the past, present, future and appropriate timing. When we don’t trust His plan, it is like ignoring the advice of a perfect GPS because we think we know a better way. Well, we all know that never works out. 

God may accomplish things differently than we planned. He may even do it later than we expected, but His ways and timing always exceed what we can imagine or think. 

Psalms 31:14-15 says, “But I am trusting you, O Lord. You alone are my God; my times are in your hands.” 

God really knows what time it is, and He always cares! 


Robin Killeen is founder of W.O.W. (Women of Wisdom), which meets at the Knight Nonprofit Center in Gulfport. Reach her at robinkilleenwow@gmail.com. 

Written by Robin Killeen

Robin Killeen is the founder of W.O.W. Women of Wisdom. Reach her at (228) 424-0098 and learn more at www.wowcommunity.org.

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