Everything In It’s Time (But Procrastination’s Not Allowed)

Ecclesiastes 3:1….

Yup. You know the verse. If you’ve been a Believer for any length of time you can probably even quote verses 1-8.

Even if you’re a non-believer, you know the often used phrase, “There’s a time and place for everything”. Even nature pays tribute to this universal law. There is day and night, the change of seasons, sowing and reaping; indeed everything happens in it’s time.

Last year this time I was knee deep in the trenches of writing my first book. My whole life I’ve known I would be a published author, though I didn’t know when that would happen, how it would happen or what the book would be about. In fact, I had several books in the works that were shelved so the book Purposeful Parenting could come forth. Though I thought the other books were important and quite frankly more exciting for me to write about and would have wider customer appeal, God said Purposeful Parenting is what was NEEDED for this time and season. By observing what’s happening in our world today, it is evident that we are a people loved deprived. Our spiritual and emotional malnourishment has caused us to act out as a cry for love and attention. So this book was needed in THIS season so that adults can heal themselves. By healing ourselves we can then give children the love they need and deserve. So while this wasn’t necessarily the book I had in mind for this season, this IS the book’s time. 

Let us be mindful friends to walk IN TIME and in sync with The Father. If we are out of sync, out of alignment, out of communion, out of fellowship, out of order, we’ll be moving out of time. This can cause us to lose time, miss time, and waste time and ain’t nobody got time for that. 

I used to belabor time. With the exception of walking fast, I tend to take my time doing things. I take time to choose a phone provider, I take time when selecting clothing for my family and goodness knows you don’t want to go to a restaurant with me when you’re hungry because I take forever to make up my mind.  And I can be that way with God too. When the Holy Spirit speaks for me to do something I can be slow to obey. I’ve even used the excuse of “waiting on God in prayer”  until He called me out and said, ” Please stop lying. You’re not waiting on me I’m waiting on YOU!” 

So gone are the days of d-r-a-w-i-n-g things out F O R E V E R….. and in are the days of swift obedience. 

Has God given you a vision? Put some action to it! Yes the Word does say that the vision is for an appointed time but it also says it will certainly come it will not delay. Since it will not wait for you, you better catch up.
What do you need to put action to today? The Bible says faith without works is dead, so add some WORK to your faith. In addition to fervent prayer, do at least one purposeful action toward making your God vision a reality. The manifestation of the dream will require discipline and diligence. 

Are you disciplined?

Are you diligent? 

For me to take Purposeful Parenting from concept to reality took strategy, discipline and diligence. 

And I didn’t necessarily have TIME to write the book, I had to MAKE time. 

I had to rise early, stay up late, turn off all social media, and FOCUS, all the while managing my crazy busy life. 

When you commit to using your time in ways that honor God, He is faithful to bless you. He will make all grace about toward you (2 Corinthians 9:8). I know this to be a fact. The vision is for an appointed time.

Now is YOUR time. God needs you to get to work. The world needs your gift. When you have seen the events happening in our world, haven’t you wondered, “What can I do?” Well you can start where you are with what you have. 

Now is the time!
As always, it is my prayer that you’ve been Inspired To Live Fully!
Be sure to pick up your copy of Purposeful Parenting today, because we’ve all been a child or know a child. Parenting is not just a role, it’s part of who you are. 
Happy to partner with these friends sharing the Good News Chasing Community, Mommy Moments

12 replies
  1. Brenda
    Brenda says:

    Congrats, Tyra! And, what a good post. Sometimes I can get overwhelmed by the bigger projects and just need the discipline to start. Thanks for sharing! ((hug))

    • Tyra Lane-Kingsland
      Tyra Lane-Kingsland says:

      Thank you Brenda. I’m cheering you on as you walk out discipline. A disciple is disciplined. Discipline means teach and you’ve got the best teacher ever: the Holy Spirit. You will start strong, press toward and complete the assignment 🙂

  2. Naomi Fata
    Naomi Fata says:

    Yes there is a time for everything! Great job finishing your book! Book writing definitely does take discipline and diligence! Rather than being the procrastinator I tend to be the one who tries to tackle the everything all at once.

    • Tyra Lane-Kingsland
      Tyra Lane-Kingsland says:

      Naomi, thank you. Finishing the book was certainly a labor of love but it was also an act d obedience. God honored our obedience. And I rejoice that He’s showing you how to be approach all that lies before you. All may be vying for you attention, but He will illuminate the NEEDFUL thing.

  3. Robin
    Robin says:

    Great post! I just wrote a post on “The Motivation Behind Our Procrastination – play on words! Love your words, “Let us be mindful friends to walk IN TIME and in sync with The Father. If we are out of sync, out of alignment, out of communion, out of fellowship, out of order, we’ll be moving out of time. This can cause us to lose time, miss time, and waste time and ain’t nobody got time for that.” Thank you for sharing!


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