Posted by: Bob Clark | August 31, 2010

Bend Time Like Beckham

Rush
Run
Hurry
Fast
Time is slipping!

I am not a poet, but the above words were what I put on paper when I was compelled to write poetry for an English Comp class 34 years ago. My “poetry” flowed out of my life. The words rang true. I was a full-time student who was trying to work  two or three part-time jobs, keep my grades up, and have a social life.

Through the years I have remembered these words.

Truth is, they still ring true.  They always have.

I have the same 24 hours in my day now that I had back then and that I have had through the years. And they never seem to be enough. I always seem to have more to do when the day ends. But through the years I have learned God is in control– I am not. I have learned that the world will go on even if my to-do list was abandoned before completion. I have learned that list will be there waiting when I awake. I have learned that sleep is often an expression of faith in God.

Time.

I don’t want to go back in time. I don’t want to skip ahead in time.

I just want to bend time. I want to bend time like Beckham — bend it just enough to get around the obstacles and into the goal.

“…Make the most of every opportunity” (Colossians 3:5).

“Show me, O LORD, my life’s end

and the number of my days;
let me know how fleeting is my life.

You have made my days a mere handbreadth;
the span of my years is as nothing before you.
Each man’s life is but a breath.
Selah”

Psalm 39:4-5

Eternal God,
Thank You for every moment.
Forgive me when I fail to trust You.
I offer this day to You.
In Jesus’ name,
AMEN.

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Responses

  1. I find myself having to remind me daily that I still have the same seconds, minutes and hours per day that I did as a child. I keep asking for more time to accomplish, what? The more I acomplish at work, the more they give me to do and less for someone else, who receives a paycheck also. I am going to make myself take a few minutes each day and sit in silence listening for our Father’s voice.

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