This weekend my friend explained a discipline technique called, Time In. It’s the opposite of a Time Out for a child.
Instead of sending the child to sit alone, you make that child stay with you for an extended amount of time. This technique is to be used when a child is getting in trouble for attention seeking behavior.
I love this idea and plan to utilize it. It got me thinking about how with God, it is always Time In.
God is always with us, even when we are being disciplined. We may be lonely for human companionship during a time of discipline but God never puts us in Time Out and walks away. Never.
We can be naughty and yet, He says, “You work through this and I will wait. I will wait as long as I have to for you.”
If you feel like you’ve been put in a time out, let me assure you that He’s right there. Always patient. Always waiting. Always loving.
Today, we come before you and ask that you make your presence known. We long to feel you with us and to feel your loving kindness. If there is anything in our hearts you long to have us work through, please show us the way. We pray for your guidance and discernment.
In Jesus Name, Amen.
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have,because God has said,
“Never will I leave you;
never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5
Have you ever been through a time where you felt God had put you in a Time Out? Share about a time that you knew God had given you a Time In. Leave in the comment area below.