Good morning everyone….

I’m walking on sunshine today. What a beautiful day. A thought came to me this weekend when we were racing around trying to get it all done. I thought, “Just in the nick of time.” How many of us operate that way? “Just in the nick of time.”

We run from one place to another or one activity to another by the “skin of our teeth.”

I see a picture of someone making it onto a subway train “just in the nick of time.” That means that they just made it before the door closed. Whew….with no seconds to spare.

We are left out of breath, sweaty, hair strewn out of place and that look of I need a seat, some water, and more time. You can recognize the ones who made it “just in the nick of time.”
How about when you are late for a meeting? Others are in their seats, papers are out, pens are drawn, the white board is up with markers uncapped and ready and the speaker has just cleared his throat. Then you run in….”Just in the nick of time.” You say to yourself….thank you Jesus!

Another one….you have been invited to a dinner. You just need to make one more stop, tell the babysitter one more thing, fix your hair for the last time or maybe take that 5 minute nap, I believe that is called the “power nap.”

You race in, not ready to eat because you are panting, you sit down give apologizes to the host and see a glaring stare. You think to yourself…”Just in the nick of time.” No one has started to eat yet.

If we run around this way, what else have we missed? We do not always make it in the “nick of time.” What else are we going to miss? I ask again.

“Just in the nick of time” is not always going to get us through. More than just sometimes, we have to prepare for what is planned, even if we know about it or not.

Living our lives on a race track will hurt us physically, emotionally, and mentally. Who can catch their breaths? Who wants to be scattered all of the time? Not me.

“Just in the nick of time” is OK once in a while but not always. It is about being prepared and having your time planned out. I realize that emergencies pop up and that is when adjustments have to be made. The big picture takes planning….something like an outline.

We do not know exactly what is to come or when it will come; we just know that He will. “Just in the nick of time” doesn't count here. Slow and steady, pace yourself and you will feel and look so different…people will ask, “What is wrong with you?” You can answer, “Nothing” I’m just ready. Now that is different! Nancy

Author's Bio: 

Nancy A. Lennert, author of "The Good Idea" and "JustAsk...Let The Spirit Guide You" I am a motivational speaker whose desire it is to "Empower You In The Marketplace". I believe that it is not doing certain things but doing things in a certain way which will lead to success both in your personal life and professional life.