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There's a Time for Love and a Time for Living This Time's for Self Reflection

Updated on December 3, 2011
Watching time pass
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The vast majority of people would rather get the quick fix remedy.

Today’s society lives richly with instant gratification. With the microwavable meals to prepare, we have the instant meal. With the internet, we have instant access to the world.

To meet our needs, we buy the latest devices available to maintain our indulgence. The Bible tells us there's a time for everything.

There's a time for love and a time for living. This time is for self reflection, to discover our character. Take a moment and reflect in the mirror of your life.

Yet the inner work of mind, body, and soul requires time

To understand human self-reflection, one must be willing to appreciate the philosophy of consciousness, the topic of awareness and the philosophy of mind.

Time is on your side to fulfill the need of self-reflection.

It takes time to heal from a broken relationship. It takes time to heal from a broken bone. It takes time to heal over the loss of a loved one. These are the inner workings of our hearts and bodies.

Being Patient

Time provides us nourishment. Time gives us wisdom. Time tells us things eventually work themselves out.

Letting time run its course is no easy task. We must be willing. We must be patient. We must allow ourselves to be broken in the process.

It’s not always about us

God uses the broken pieces of our life to fulfill a greater purpose.

Everything that happens TO us is not necessarily just ABOUT us.

We learn in retrospect there was always a purpose for this or that to happen.


Moments of Reflection
Moments of Reflection | Source

Time to heal

When you break your arm, you wear a cast. The world sees. You are broken.

You have to learn to do things differently. It takes more time to get dressed in the morning. It takes longer to shower. You are giving yourself time to heal.

Inside you are hurting as well. Frustrations and anxiety are surmounting. The natural things you performed now have to be relearned.

All of this takes time.

Heartbreak over losses

Broken relationships are a hard pill to swallow.

People come into and out of our lives during our lifetime. Break-ups and heartaches naturally occur. We need time to adjust.

We need the time to embrace our hearts with love, to self-nurture when we are heartbroken. These are rough patches in our life. Our hearts cry out demanding answers. Time gives us a place to heal. It allows us to break free from the stings of pain.

Give Yourself Time

Inner reflection takes time. Don’t rush to get through it. Allow the brokenness in your life to transform you inside and out. Give yourself time to heal.

In our seasons of waiting we develop our character

During our seasons of waiting, we find life fulfilling in other ways. We can pick up a new hobby, read a good book, or just find comfort in old friends.

These are the moments during our seasons of loss and heartbreak that will allow us to heal.

Fear can hold us back

“We fear the search for who we are. Perhaps it’s because we're afraid that having located our true souls, we might not like ourselves that much. So, we shrink to step across the threshold to our inner selves and invite God in...But no matter how we love to love the busy world of our relationships, the fast-action theater of our noisy and hurried lives at last empties out. Then we find ourselves in lonely cells of bulky silence that compels us to turn from the outer things and face our inner selves--and our mighty God.” (Reference "A Hunger for the Holy" by Calvin Miller).

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” - Isaiah 41:10

How you react to the situation certainly enables you to deal with the situation most effectively.

When life’s sudden twists and turns get you down, remember you are stronger than you think.

Don’t let the burdens in this life be the stumbling block to your promised inheritance.

Do the soul work and give God first place in your life. Do your part and let Him do the rest.

Inner reflection takes time and that, in itself, is the hard work.



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    • Eiddwen profile image

      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      A great hub which leaves much food for thought. I enjoyed it greatly and thanks for sharing.

      Take Care and have a great weekend.


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      Raymond Tremain 6 years ago from Metro Manila Philippines

      Time waits for no man, Ecclesiastes chap.3 A Time for Everything.1. 'There is a time for everything'.

      but time is running out, time to be right with God is short.

      God loves all

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      FaithDream 6 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      Thanks Tamarajo. Appreciate your thoughts and comments. I agree with is a process and understanding that we are moving through the process gives us comfort knowing we will eventually be led out of the pain.

      Thanks Tamron..Appreciate your thoughts and comments and stumble.. Your words are encouraging for others as well. thank you for sharing your introspection and realization on here.

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      tamron 6 years ago

      I went through inner healing with this God based program. It's the best decision I ever made. I delt with issues that I didn't realize had such an impact on my life.

      Now I am a happier person who does not have to barry my feeling and stay bottled up!

      Great hub! Stumble Ya!

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      Tamarajo 6 years ago

      Sometimes pain is a process and just takes as long as it does as long as we recognize it as place we are moving through.

      A comforting meditation.

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      FaithDream 6 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      Thanks Hyphenbird. Appreciate your words and thoughts. It's nice to not have to worry about the time and just enjoy what is unfolding. Time is essential however especially for those who are going through a rough patch. Thanks for your comments..always appreciate it.

      Thanks ktrapp. Appreciate your thoughts and encouragement. Your words are right on the mark. To slow down enough to allow us to make the important changes in our life, this is essential. Thanks.

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      Kristin Trapp 6 years ago from Illinois

      Self-reflection has so much value, from allowing us to slow down to causing us to make important changes in our lives when we discover the error of our ways. This was very encouraging.

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      Brenda Barnes 6 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      What great advice and inspiration you have here. As one who spent years running like a hamster on a wheel, I know the value of time. Now I live simply and do not own a watch. It is a blessing to sit back, reflect and allow God to move me. Thank you for this lovely Hub.

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      FaithDream 6 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      Thanks Daniellehorgan. I appreciate you sharing your thoughts and comments...very encouraging.

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      daniellehorgan 6 years ago

      This is a fantastic hub. I always have to tell myself to slow down and take time to reflect, as I find it quite difficult! Your hub is inspiring