There's a Time for Love and a Time for Living This Time's for Self Reflection
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.
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.
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.
Time for friendship
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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.
Doing the soul work
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