Can There Ever Be Enough Time?

Blog by Sr. Pat Thomas, OP
Blog by Sr. Pat Thomas, OP

If you are reading this, please tell me, do you ever have enough time in your life? If you said “yes,” let me know how, please! Our lives are pretty much controlled by time: good time, bad time; time clocks, time cards; day time, night time; wasted time, precious time; and my personal favorite, “free” time, just to name a few.

We always hear people say things about needing to make time for family, take time to smell the roses, find the time just for themselves. Technology was supposed to save us time, but we just filled up the “empty” time with other things to do that we could never get done and then we needed more time.

I don’t think even the most well organized persons always have the time they would like to have. Having time is a need we all possess. Using the time well that we already have is a whole other ballgame.

So try this one day. Wake up in the morning, sit on the edge of the bed, take a breath and let it out. Sit on the edge of the bed that night, take a breath and let it out. Whatever you are supposed to do between those two breaths will get done if it is meant to be.

The Word of God tells us that there is a time for every purpose under heaven. Work with God, and time will find you!

Posted in Weekly Word

12 responses to “Can There Ever Be Enough Time?

  1. Dear Sister Pat,
    Thanks for your thoughts about time…so important to me and to everyone…Time is all we have…..we need guidance to spend it wisely…to help ourselves and others. Feel free to email me if you have the time and inclination. I met you in Newark, Ohio when I was named Sister Carmella…then I was Sister Linda DiBenedetto….now I am Linda Hill-Phoenix….wondering if you remember me….I know we spent time together in Columbus, Ohio too….many blessings on your vocation….all the best….Linda

  2. How special and neat is your take “on time.” Every morning I tell God (as I sit on the side of the bed, if you want me to do your work, No.1, I need to be vertical…No.2, the day is YOUR’S, just guide me through YOUR day. THANK YOU, Corinne

  3. Thanks, Pat, Just taking time to respond is a response in itself. Your insights are worth remembering. It helps to realize that we are blessed with the very gift of time itself!

  4. You are right on target. You spelled it all out for me. Work with God and time will find you!!!
    How true! Thanks Pat. Hope all is going well in
    New Orleans. God bless. Kathleen

  5. I used to pray each morning, “Dear God, help me to do all the things I want to do today.” Now I pray, “Dear God, please help me to do the things YOU want me to do.”
    The result is much greater peace of mind when I don’t find the time to do everything I’ve planned.

  6. NEVER enough time! That’s my response Pat! But you are so right ‘time’ gets less in the way if I remember to be present to whatever I am doing at the moment rather than yearn for that ‘other’ time.

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