by Neil S Murphy
I’ve been noticing in the last few years just how fast time seem to pass. When I was younger things like Christmas and Thanksgiving seemed to come slower and last a lot longer, not so much now. I decided to look into what Psychology and Science had to say about it. Turns out it is not just me and is a real thing. Funny thing is their advice, their wisdom can be found in scripture. Even this little quirk about humans, God knew all about it a long time ago, he designed us this way. Below is advice given by a psychologist about it all followed by something else written a lot earlier.
“So here is the key to slowing down the pace of life (at least psychologically): As much as possible, take advantage of new and unique experiences. When we go to the same places and do the same things, we don’t make distinct memories and time seems to fly by. Zimbardo and Boyd suggest focusing on positive (rather than negative) past memories, trying to live more in the present, and holding a positive perception of the future—envisioning a future full of hope and optimism. In other words, use time wisely.” Ronald E. Riggio Ph.D Psychology
James 4:13-15 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.”
2 Corinthians 4:18 So we do not focus on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.
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submitted by cs murphy 1-2-2021
- Neil Murphy