Rush Hour

Second turns into minutes, minute turns into hours, hour turns into days and unstoppable tickling of the clock.

Time passes in the blink of an eye, and we can’ t ask for more.

Overload schedules, deadlines, unsettled accounts, crowded malls, tons of paper works, postponed meetings with the heavy weight of pressure at your back.

Every one of us tries to accomplish the task in just a split second. We accept many commitments believing we can achieve many things in just one magical moment. We don’t waste time and count every hour so we hurriedly pursue everything in our own hands.

Being involved in many activities teach us to be productive, there is no harm with it. But we should be aware that we have limitations. We must accept the finality and non-negotiability of the twenty-four-hour day.

Maybe we forget these limitations. Rushing every day is not a healthy practice. Chronic commitments that lead us to overload hurt our physical and spiritual lives.

We may lose our fervent desire for prayer and meditation because we are already involved in many activities. We must not allow ourselves to be hammered by distress in many areas of life that have absolutely no transcendent importance.

“This past few months, I was restless. Paper works in a school filled my nights, the lousy mouth of a drunkard man and unstoppable cries of my nephew filled my ears, irresistible feelings to someone filled my mind, and discouragements on ministries filled my day until everything started to sink and collided into my heart. I felt I was keeping the bomb and finally began to outburst. Those lonely nights were inescapable. I felt I was hunting my own shadow. Finding my real purpose in life.

Days passed and it gets darker.

Until I found myself sitting and gazing at the sky. The calamity inside my soul stops for a while. Sitting quietly, inhaling the aroma of flowers, brushing my feet in the soft thorny grasses, and trees were swaying in distinct motion.

It was a tough day.

Yet one thing I forget.

I forget to seek.

I know we have many priorities in our lives but let us not be preoccupied with these. We need to know our limitations and capabilities. We need to remind ourselves that our relationship with the Lord matters most. We need to allot moments of silence with Him. We need to cast out our burden on Him. We need to seek Him wholeheartedly. 

Jesus Christ is a good example.  He did many great things here on earth. But let me share this with you. One of my favorite verses:

  Mark 1:35  Very early in the morning while it was still dark, Jesus got up,  left the house, and went off to a solitary place where he prayed.


Published by Merrel Ya

A lady who has been pondering her hope into Christ, inhaling His grace, and enjoying the beauty of life. Writing about life, asking God about “kuliglig sa kanyang dibdib.”

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