Time Rich: a Proof by Sarah Bryan

Screen Shot 2015-09-08 at 9.25.21 PM I hated doing proofs in high school geometry. I was fine with the triangles, the polygons, and all the rest of the shapes, but proofs were my arch nemesis. Why take the step by step process to a conclusion, when you can just intuitively make the connections? I liked intuitive leaps. Too bad life doesn’t leave for intuitive leaps, especially not where big lessons are learned. No, big lessons are learned in increments, step upon step, until the light begins to dawn.

So it’s been for me of late. The lesson this time? Time. I struggle with time: it goes so quickly, and there never seems to be enough. I want to do so many things, but where are the hours? A 24-hour day feels like bread-line rations, always too little to satisfy my hunger. I long for more, yet come away empty. I become a miser and a worrier, afraid to waste a precious second for fear that I’ll run out too soon.

I live time-poor, and totally wrong.

My mindset about time couldn’t be farther from the truth, though I’ve been slow to understand it. But, step by step, I’m seeing the truth. See, the reality of time is not that it is finite, but that it’s abundant. I’ve lived with a poverty mindset about time, convinced that I never had enough. Yet there is more than enough, and I have proof.

See, time is a resource in the hands of God, just like money, food, and even creativity. Here’s how it works:

God created time (Genesis 1:5)

God created the earth and everything in it, and He owns all of it (Genesis 1:1, Psalm 50:10)

If God owns physical creations, then He also owns time.

God uses His creations to supply everything that we need (Philippians 4:19)

Thus, God supplies us with time from His abundant supply of it

In short, God made time, God owns time, and God supplies my need for time from His vast storehouses of the stuff. What does that mean for me (and all of us)? It means that we’re am no longer bound by time, or a lack of it. I am free to live outside of time, living with time as an abundant resource. I can be fully IN each moment because I am unafraid of time running out. And when I am fully in, I can be fully alive.


Sarah HeadshotSarah is the co-founder of Bright Ideas, a designer by trade, and an artist by passionate choice. She was born and raised in South, and delights in sharing Southern culture with anyone who cares to learn. Sarah collects creative hobbies; when she isn’t making art, you can usually find her on the dance floor. Follow her creative adventures on Instagram and Twitter!