On this snow day, I’ve been struggling with knowing where to start on my long to-do list. It’s mostly filled with good things (order books for the semester, write a letter to a friend, write a blog post 😉 ), although there are some annoying tasks too (who likes doing laundry?).
I want to share an excerpt from Tim Challies’ blog post today. It seems as if it were written just for me on this snow day with ample unstructured, though still, finite time. I am actually encouraged by the reminder that regrets are inevitable–a “yes” to something is always a “no” to something else, but we’re not left alone in our decision-making. We are given sufficient grace for the tasks set before us. You should check out the entire post, for it’ll be well worth your time:
“I have found freedom in this: Freedom to know that even though this life isn’t the way things were meant to be, it is the way things will inevitably be. I am to faithfully steward my time, to glorify God in the days he gives me. But all the while I have to keep in mind that I am finite and time is short and there must be difficult decisions and inevitable regrets. God has given me all the time I need to do what he has called me to.”
This makes me want to join Moses in his prayer: “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” -Ps. 90:12