Memory Monday – Week 80

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 contains Solomon’s observations on many different seasons of life. While I recommend reading it when you get a chance, today I’m just going to focus on the the first verse which says, “There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1.

I love the definition of appointed: a time or place decided on beforehand. It’s prearranged. It’s a fixed time that is completely out of our control! I love this definition, because God is sovereign over all time. Just as Galatians 6:9 says, “Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary”. God is never early or late, He is always right on time and His timing has already been decided.

When we recognize and appreciate God’s timing we realize that no matter what we go through we can be in peace, a peace that surpasses all understanding (Philippians 4:7). It brings me so much to joy to know the Lord already knows the second our babies will enter this world. Why worry or grow impatient when it’s already been decided? His prearranged timing is always so much better than ours.

There is a time for everything, and a season for everything under heaven. Don’t get so caught up in looking for the next best thing, that you miss what the Lord is doing in the present. You are right where He wants you and whatever you are waiting for will happen at the appointed time.

Memory Monday - Week 80

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11 Comments
  • Amanda
    Posted at 06:15h, 26 January Reply

    Beautiful choice and a poignant reminder for the season my husband and I are in right now. We are living in the moments of “this will be over soon” and “once we get past __ date, things will settle down”. It’s hard to focus on the here and now, when that isn’t always where you want to be, but God makes each day beautiful and that should be our focus. Thank you for the reminder!

  • Jojo
    Posted at 11:37h, 26 January Reply

    Love this! Patience is something we all need to learn without complaining.

  • Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom
    Posted at 12:10h, 26 January Reply

    I love the word “appointed” too. It just seems so definite. Those plans are sealed. There’s a day and time… we just don’t know when.

    Thanks for sharing.
    xoxo

  • Rebecca Jo
    Posted at 13:46h, 26 January Reply

    I always try to remember this… God has a plan for everything… He is in control! 🙂

  • Jessi Otey
    Posted at 15:12h, 26 January Reply

    So good to try and remember this and repeat to yourself whenever need be!!

  • Tiffany (A Touch of Grace)
    Posted at 16:53h, 26 January Reply

    Oh girl, you don’t even know. I am feeling the time this week. Just need to breathe and know it’s all in His hands.

  • Elisha
    Posted at 20:03h, 26 January Reply

    OH this verse reminds me of something I need to mail to you soon 🙂 Be on the look out for some snail mail sugars! xo

  • Tania // Run To Radiance
    Posted at 09:59h, 27 January Reply

    Appointed is such a powerful word. Love this one.

  • Laura @ Making Baby Provence
    Posted at 11:16h, 27 January Reply

    I can’t begin to tell you how perfect this entry is. I need to hang this on my mirror and re-read it every morning. I just think this is awesome! You are awesome, my dear!!

  • Elaina
    Posted at 07:49h, 28 January Reply

    Love this. I so needed this reminder.

    Hope you have a great rest of the week.

  • Lauren
    Posted at 07:35h, 01 February Reply

    Just finished studying this in my honors classes. It’s eery how similar our learning has been lately!! 🙂

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