Oh, I don't want time.... And I agree totally. The future is divergent. Each and every decision by a mortal with free will creates a new possible future. Most are minor divergences that run parallel. Some are nexuses that create whole new dimensions. And every so often there is an EarthBreaker - one that will, if the wrong choice is made, have consequences so serious that it must be prevented at all costs!
And, although outside it, we can perceive time's passage from the future, through the present and into the past, as the collapsing of these many vergences into a single time-line called NOW!
And this is how we, as deities, shape the future, by messing with the vergences.