I know exactly what you’re going to say, and I’ve tried electric planners on my phone but those meet an even worse fate. I only tend to use those for a day or two and then completely forget about them. Plus, there’s a special feeling that comes with putting pen to paper. I just can’t get that feeling when I’m using an electronic planner.
Planners and Potential
I don’t know if this happens to anyone else, but when I start a new paper and pencil planner there is a feeling of hope. I feel like I can finally rise from the mire that is my life and plan myself into the perfect, put-together person I always knew I could be! These pages hold so much hope and potential. It’s as if my new, perfectly organized, and perfectly perfect life is waiting to be written.
Today my new planner arrived. Incidentally, I found an old planner that I had abandoned. As I looked through the pages, I remembered the feeling of hope that had slowly faded. I wondered why I love planners so much. I think it has something to do with time. For a little while, I feel like I can master time, instead of the other way around.
Making Time Count
We are all bound by time, and no one really understands it. We try to control it and figure out a way to get more of it. And we want to make the most of it and to make it count.
As I held my two planners in my hand (the old and the new), I came to realize that I will never be able to control time. But I place my trust in the hands of the One who is not bound by time. And in doing so, I find peace.
“A thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night” (Psalm 90:4, NIV).
Jael Amador writes from New York.© 2002 - 2023, AnswersForMe.org. All rights reserved. Click here for content usage information.