Time and energy–divinely inspired

A number of years ago, I heard myself offering the excuse of not having enough time to work on a project I really wanted to be doing. Moreover, I realized that I was hearing that assertion quite often from others as well. Lack of time, along with the claim of too much effort or work, seems to be a common complaint keeping us from pursuing our goals. Is it really true that we are limited by time and personal energy? Do we have to feel that time can control us and make us feel burdened?

When I noticed the prevalent claim of a lack of time, I decided to sit down and explore these questions in terms of Christian Science, to clarify the situation.

As I prayed, I was reminded that Jesus didn’t accept the limited concept of time. When, as noted in John 11, he became aware of Lazarus’ dire need, did he rush off to offer help? No. The Bible informs us that he confidently tarried two more days. No human sense of time disturbed him. He was not burdened by it, nor was his ability to do good diminished because of it.

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