“What’s a Time Lord?”, girl number one asked wearing a quizzical expression.
“It’s just the most awesome thing ever,” girl number two continues, “This guy who is kind of alien, but also very handsome by human standards, is the last of his species. He can travel through space and time- anywhere in the universe at any point in time! He does this in something called a Tardis, which is basically an old Blue British Police Call Box, from the sixties, but never mind about that. Best of all he likes to kick around Earth frequently, looking for companions for his epic adventures. He is on his own schedule and can go forward or back in time as it suits him, and basically he lives forever.”
That’s more or less what a Time Lord is...he doesn’t have to abide by the rules of time.
Wouldn’t it be nice if we didn’t have to abide by the rules of time?
Oh, and I might add, a Time Lord never carries a Planner. Ever.
Since child I have always wanted to be the one in control. If I played school, I preferred being the teacher; If I played house, the parent. If I played Lost In Space- a favorite Kindergarten recess game based on the television program of the time- I wanted to be …well, anyone BUT Dr. Smith. He was a complete a psychopath. Even at the tender age of five I could properly assess him. But, before I digress completely, the point is, at an early age, I realized if there was a game to be played, I wanted to have some control, some say…I wanted to be able to call the shots!
Isn’t that what we as adults, try to do now with our planners? Aren’t we trying to be the Top Gun, in our own story? The one calling the shots. But, ultimately as we grow older we begin to realize how little control we really do have over time itself, the choices of others, even some of our own circumstances are due to the choices of others and not us at all!
It could make a girl go a little Dr. Smith! Dr.Who? You heard me…I knew I should not have mentioned two Sci-Fi shows in the same post!
We can always choose our responses. We often cannot control what’s happening around us. So what’s a girl to do? Well, of course, do the best we can do to plan our days. Respond in a way that acknowledges and reflects what we believe. And then leave the rest to God. At the end of the day, it’s all grace. Because we only have so many days allotted to us. We are not Time Lords. And some days, it’s OK not to get everything done. Probably more days then we like to admit. Let it go. Rest your head on the pillow. Trust in His Faithfulness for tomorrow.
And if you see a blue Police Call Box in an odd place…don’t go in.
Or if you are feeling adventurous, go right ahead!
A Practical Tip: Do you fret over the things you did not get during the day? Do you lose sleep worrying about tomorrow? Life interrupts the best laid out plans. Learn to let it go. One of my favorite sayings is by Elisabeth Elliot, “Never lose your peace over anything.” There is great wisdom there. We trust God for the days, hours, minutes and seconds. Trust Him for tomorrow. Rest at the end of your day. No matter what. If you need to adjust your attitude or your schedule, do so. Don’t fret or dwell. Adjust and move on. After you rest tonight.
Quotes to Ponder:
You will be secure, because there is hope; you will look about you and take your rest in safety. Job 11: 18
When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. Proverbs 3: 24
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34
A Prayer for Today: Lord, I praise you because you are the Lord of All, including time, and eternity. You are the Beginning and End. You are the Master of today and tomorrow. Help me rely on Your grace and recognize my worrying, fretting and stressing will not help anyone or situation. Resting in You, trusting in you, obeying you, believing Your Word, are all things that will help me and allow me to be who I need to be to help others. Thank you, Lord, that you have set eternity in our hearts, that we might seek you. May all who seek you find your power and presence in the rest you bring. Amen.
This is Day 27 of the series Planning with Purpose: 31 Days of Planner Tips
I wrote an INTRO POST here explaining everything!
I have also made designated a PAGE for it. Hope this makes it easy. I am happy to tackle a topic, or issue with regard to your planner habits.
Feel free to leave a comment or e-mail me.
I pray this series is a blessing to you.