2 Corinthians 4:16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
Life is like a calendar. It’s a fixed schedule of “wasting” [the prettier word for aging.] Those 24 hours in every single day seem like a vast sea of opportunity for renewal but by the time you fall into bed at night you realize the “light and momentary troubles” we call daily life have been like the outgoing tide sweeping away all the moments and hours available. You can’t count on the efficient management of a calendar to insure renewal. In fact the calendar is basically only the confirmation of the “wasting” part.
Time continues to march on. Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans. You’ve heard those before right? Here’s the secret no one wants to hear; the blessing of renewal is more like exercise. “Finding” time in those 24 hours is an illusion that can waste away your renewal as surely as lack of exercise and aging waste your body. It’s awful isn’t it? BUT “we fix our eyes not on what is seen [those 24 hours], but on what is unseen [our need for renewal] since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” It’s your calendar! You’ll never “find” time, TAKE time for renewal.