It’s Time

My husband just got a new position at work. It means new responsibilities and new opportunities. It also means a different shift than the one he has been working for the past year. For these past months we have driven to work together, come home together, we’ve been together. Now that he will start the new position he will work 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., while I work 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

No more mornings together in the car, no more driving home and sharing stories about our day. I could probably talk with my boss about changing my hours, but at the same time there are other scheduled events that do not change as easily. So, I feel stuck.

Or am I?

This morning I was whining to God about the blessing of my husband’s new position and that our schedules won’t be the same. I heard a whisper, like a parent calmly encouraging a child. It’s time. It’s time to stand on your own. Time to trust Me for your day. To allow your husband and sons time together in the car. They will all need this in the last season before college.

Suddenly, okay, not “poof” suddenly– but, I did start looking at the way this may bless my husband and sons to have time together in the car each day. I will work and come home in time to have meals ready for them and a little more time for me to work through things at home. I decided I will let go of my time with my husband because my sons need it too.

What is God telling you it’s time to do?

Is it time to leave something? Is it time to walk away from a dangerous, broken, toxic relationship?

Is God telling you it’s time to reconcile with a friend or loved one?

Is God telling you it’s time to step out in faith to do that thing you’ve always wanted to do, but it was never “the right time” ?

Is it time to give God the burden you’ve been carrying for far too long?

Is it time to forgive?

Time to love?

Time to heal?

Time to be freed?

O Best Beloved, if God is prompting your spirit, don’t wait any longer. Talk with Him and ask for clarification if you need to, but start moving. Don’t sit in neutral any longer. Put your heart/ mouth/feet/hands into action.

It’s time. 

About gretchenr17

Wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend. Writer, farmer, fellow sojourner... at every turn I learn a bit more about God's wild mercies.
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