Jul 27, 2011

Hootie once sang a song

Darius Rucker famously sang a song entitled "Time." He doesn't believe in it, apparently.

Well I do.

Besides faith, time has been one of my best friends. I thank God every night for each passing day, hoping I made the most of it and just being thankful that I've come far from where I was a few years ago, even a few months ago.

Some of you know my story, but needless to say I was emotionally drained for a few good months. This is proving to have been helpful in several aspects because not only did it put me in tune with my own emotions, but with others' -- family and friends alike. 

First off, when I write, I feel like I have a better grasp on giving advice. Granted I shouldn't give advice at all, but whatever. The only thing I can actually say to people when they seek a companion or help is that I've been through things too, and the only answer, to anything, is time.

Nothing I can say or do will heal a heart. Nothing nobody else can say or do can either. It might provide temporary comfort, a laugh, a smile (now and then some tears, they are souvenirs, they'll make music in your heart.... anyone get the reference? Nevermind.) and perhaps it'll take your mind off of whatever is ailing you at the time, but time is the only way to full process your emotions and move forward. 

I always pray for God's divine timing. Think about it: we can sit and think about having a new, better job or finding our true love, but what are those things worth if the timing is off? What if you got that new job and you weren't prepared, and ended up blowing it? Or worse, hating it? And what if you found true love but it wasn't the right time, or you weren't right with yourself? How can you be with someone and complete them when you don't complete yourself? Ill-fated logic, if you ask me. Like a football player winning a trophy during baseball season. It's not football season, so who cares? Call me when it's the Super Bowl. Everything has to be in it's own season, with divine timing.

I also pray what time will bring me. I can't wait to learn and grow, meet new people, travel. It all sounds so exciting, and I have no idea what's going to happen when it comes down to any specifics. It's rather magical to think about, that God has these infinite, special plans just for your life that he's waiting to unveil. I seek so much comfort in that.

With time and experience, I am confident I will find my place in this world (cue Michael W. Smith) and turn into the woman God has ordained me to be. But I know in the process it's going to take a few lessons to teach me and get me there.

What I do know, however, is while timing is everything, it's only a great compliment to long-enduring faith.

If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over? 
John Wooden

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