Recently I looked up and my world had changed significantly. My Babies have babies. Mommy will be 92. Honored to be the officiant at my longest life friend’s homegoing service, along with doing the memorial services for my two Morehouse roommates. And if that’s not enough, I find myself in the Fourth Quarter of my life. Understand that I am nowhere near the Two Minute Warning, but never the less it is the Fourth Quarter. This is not a bad thing as each quarter has been 22 years. I’m 66 entering into the fourth so 88 is well within reason. That will be more than fine with me, but the question that I find myself asking is, “Where did it go? ‘
In reflection, my time here has been so full. Lots of friends, lots of love, lots of hugs and smiles. We all have the Dark Times as I’ve had my share, but the cool God thing is that they are no more. Life has shifted and taken on a totally new perspective. A perspective of fulfillment and completion along with a sense of excitement, as the family is establishing roots in new places, for new times. Cousins that will grow and be there for one another throughout life. Being able to “see” and appreciate the cycle of life and God’s goodness therein. My soul smiles as I contemplate my life, my time here on earth. I shake my head often as I ponder, “Where did it go?”
Amazingly, as I asked, “Where did it go, “ the spirit of me that is me and knows every Nino of my time here began to provide some answers. The time, if there is such a thing, went into the development of my soul. The time provided experiences necessary to bring me to this over the top place of peace and tranquility, that no one or nothing can disturb. This does not eliminate the grueling uncomfortable feelings that I have sometimes as in this time I perform my God duties. Life is, and it is the way it is. Growing to a place, a consciousness where it is no longer necessary to make anything up, it has become so easy breezy as I now stay out my head.
Where did it go, well that’s a nice thing to know, but for me, the cool is in the time that is left. The things to be experienced, the love to be shared. Being able to enjoy life unencumbered by anyone else’s stuff. It’s theirs, it doesn’t have anything to do with me. They can handle it and if not oh well. I know that I cannot take care of their “soul business.” that’s theirs to do. It is why they have life and time. Life and time are designed so they can work these things out.
So at this time in my life, I have concluded that where ever the time has gone, it has served me well. It has been a wonderful segment of God ‘s eternal creation. Now I don’t know about you but, I< am eternally grateful. Peace.
– Rev. Bobby
The Reverend Doctor Robert I. Yarbrough is an independent New Thought Minister, trained and steeped in Fillmorian Theology. He is a writer, author, lecturer, workshop / seminar facilitator and former television host, of “Eating From The Tree Of Life” in Chicago. His extraordinary Bible skills led him in his two year series on the book of The Revelation, where Rev. Bobby shared the secrets recorded in the most loving book in the Bible with others. His unique presentation style places audiences at ease which is always conducive for them to come away with some spiritual meat that they can immediately apply to their lives. In his newest book, 28 Days A Journey Within, Rev. Bobby establishes the bridge necessary for those ready to breakthrough and move all of their desires into manifest reality. Reverend Bobby is also a board member of the X-Tend-A-Hand Ministry in Chicago. He handles all pastoral care duties and functions as the non-profit expert as he incorporated the ministry and developed the 501 (c) (3) package. Rev. Bobby also fields, initiates and handles all communication between X-Tend-A-Hand and the government agencies that have oversight responsibilities for non profit organizations