Some timey is an expression I grew up hearing from my relatives. They used this expression to describe individuals who were some times nice, and sometimes not so nice. In other words, some timey people are moody and you never know which personality you are going to get.
We all know people like that who, depending on the day of the week, time of the day, weather, room temperature or a host of other factors, you never know what kind of mood they are going to be in. One minute you see them and they are all smiles and good natured, and the next time you see them they can barely muster a nonchalant hello, if they speak at all.
Some timey people trouble my spirit. No one expects people to be in good moods 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We all have our moments of pensiveness, or days where we may be a little irritated, tired or where we’re just not having a good day. However, there’s something wrong when you encounter a person three or four times a day and each time you are subject to get a different reception or response.
Some days we just need to pull ourselves up by the bootstraps and put on a happy face, even if we don’t feel like it. If nothing else, meditate on God’s Word and affirm as the Psalmist did in Psalm 118:14, “This is the day that Lord has made and I WILL rejoice and be glad in it,” (no matter what)!
If we look deep enough, for every bad situation there’s something good or positive to rejoice about and for which to praise God. If you have no money in the bank, rejoice if you have a roof over your head; some don’t. If you have no car or transportation; rejoice that you have legs to get you where you need to go, or friends that you can call. If you have no job; rejoice that you have skills and talents and can volunteer to help others. If you miss a loved one; rejoice that they are with the Father in Heaven (if they are saved). If having another birthday depresses you; rejoice that God has given you another day—some people didn’t wake up this morning. If you’re facing foreclosure on your home or the loss of your job; rejoice anyhow! God gave you that home and job, and He can give you another one. He IS able!
C. H. Spurgeon wrote a sermon called “Darkness Before Dawn.” In part, he said that “The Lord will yet light your candle, and surround your path with brightness. Only patiently hope and quietly wait and you shall yet see the salvation of the Lord. “Many are the afflictions of the righteous.” Hark that; you know that part of the verse is true, and so is the rest of it: “but the Lord delivered him out of them all.” Clutch at that, for it is equally true. “In the world ye shall have tribulation.” You know that is true. “Be of good cheer,” says Christ, “I have overcome the world.” Therefore, expect that you also will overcome it through your conquering Lord. Yes, in the darkest of all human sorrows, there is the glad prospect that the day will break, and the shadows will flee away.”
In my life I’ve been in valleys and my future has been uncertain. I’ve faced death and the loss of loved ones. My life has been in total disarray, but after spending time with God, I’ve been able to rejoice anyhow!
Here are some suggestions you can offer moody or some timey people:
Spend more time in prayer; asking specific things i.e. strength, protection, discernment and power over thoughts, or a close friend to share with and walk alongside you.
Get involved in a Bible study so you are fellowshipping with other believers; so you may see and study examples of others who suffered adversities but maintained a strong Christian walk.
Journal; write down not only your thoughts and how you are feeling, but identify at least one thing each day for which you are grateful.
If you know someone who is some timey, pray for them. Being some timey is selfish, rude and it does not please God. As Christians, we are supposed to let our lights shine and they don’t shine when we are moody or doom and gloom. Rejoice anyhow!
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