"Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about it's own things. Sufficient for the day is it's own trouble." ~Matthew 6:34
This morning I woke up, stretched, and did what hundreds of thousands of other Americans also did this morning...
Checked the IRS website for my tax refund.
With sleepy eyes and arthritic fingers I clumsily Googled search terms like:
- Where's my 2013 refund?
- What day does IRS direct deposit refunds?
- What time of day does IRS direct deposit refunds?
- Why do I not have my 2013 direct deposited refund yet?
But I've got things that need taken care of! Oh, and by the way, I need them taken care of now.
"To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under Heaven." ~Ecclesiastes 3:1 (There's another shout-out to Mom...Beatles' #1 fan!)
Isn't that the way we all think at times? How quickly we forget that no matter how much money we have in the bank---or supposedly on it's way to the bank---God is still, and always will be, our provider.
Instead of counting the days, I need to make the days count.
It's not just the anticipation of tax refunds that cause me to pace the floor and foam at the mouth. I am an equal-opportunity worrier. In addition to my lack of patience in this area, let me point out some other things that I don't like waiting on:
- My husband's job applications to be reviewed and employers to call
- The final days of a pregnancy that seems will never end
- The beginning of a pregnancy that seems will never come
- My kids to go to bed so I can do something alone
Wow! What time is being wasted!
So much interaction that's not really happening.
So many distracted responses that have no meaning.
So little engaging.
So much missed.
"So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom." ~Psalm 90:12
This article was published in Issue #103 of The Christian Home Magazine.
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