Inspiration for January

Inspiration.  Something of which I think we all need a little of now and then. Or just now. And again. And then, again.

Now, I am not a traditionally religious person, and this is not a religious blog.  I just want to make that clear.  I am not apologizing- just making my interests very transparent for you as you are reading this.

Recently a beloved person in our lives asked my husband to do a reading at their family’s funeral.  After I read this through, I got to thinking how it applies so directly to looking at life on the daily. It sounds uncannily like my last post on the seasons of life- which I didn’t pick up at the time.

“There is a time for everything,”  Ecclesiastes 1:3-8


For a funeral of course, it would give the grieving some solace: that this is just a time that is part of the circle of life.

For our kids, it is a guideline on appropriateness too- “there is a time and a place for that, and this is not it!”

If you read it as an Inspiration– well.  I just love this passage. There truly is a time for everything.  Not rushing through parts of our lives that are hard- trying to speed up a time that we have to learn from, no matter how hard.  But also to engage- to look for a new challenge or just to live in the challenge of today.  I just love how not pushy this passage is.  Both the “keeping” and the “throwing away” are the correct thing…IF it is the right time to do it!

How do we know when the right time is?

One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was “do nothing.”  If you don’t know what to do, just wait it out.  You will know what NOT to do or what to DO when the time comes.  Both choices will be the right ones- if you learn from them.

psssssssssss.  Hear that?  That’s the pressure valve letting off some steam.  Let it go! You are doing exactly what you should be! Nice.

Inspiration over.

Let me know in the comments:

What is the right time?

How do you make a big decision for change?

Where do you find your inspiration?