Trusting God’s Timing

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God’s timing is perfect, even when it doesn’t feel like it. If you are praying about something and it seems like God is taking too long to answer, trust Him. God knows what is best for us and when it is best for us. He has made everything beautiful in its time (Ecclesiastes 3:11).  Your times are in God’s hands (Psalm 31:15). God wrote down every day of your life and laid out every moment before you were born (Psalm 139:16).

From experience, I have learned that every time I thought that I really wanted or even needed something and that if God did not answer my prayer within a certain time frame things would go wrong, I really did not need that thing within that time frame. I look back and thank God for some of the things that did not happen within the time frame I wanted to have them. When you find yourself asking God for something “right now,” take a minute to examine whether you are in God’s will in terms of timing.

The prodigal son wanted his inheritance at the very time he asked for it instead of waiting for the right time and nothing could make him change his mind. He ended up wasting it all(Luke 15:11 – 31).

The younger son told his father, ‘I want my share of your estate now before you die.’ So his father agreed to divide his wealth between his sons. (Luke 15:12 nlt)

Trust God’s timing in your life. Rest in His love for you. God always keeps His word. If something has not happened yet, trust God to make it happen at the right time. His time.

The Lord kept His word and did for Sarah exactly what He had promised. She became pregnant, and she gave birth to a son for Abraham in his old age. This happened at just the time God had said it would. (Genesis 21:1 – 2 nlt).

Perhaps you are unhappy about something that you think has taken too long to happen, (getting a job, getting married, the growth and success of the business God led you to start, or what you have been praying and asking God for) and you think that if you just had it you would be happier. You might be happy when you get it, but soon you will realize that there is something else you need to be happy. If you are not happy and content right now, you will only feel happy for a while once you get what you want. Happiness and contentment is not about what we have or do not have. Trust God’s timing and be content.

At the right time, I, the LORD, will make it happen. (Isaiah 60:22 nlt)

God Bless You!

 

 

 

God of Seasons

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God works with time and seasons and it reaches a point where God wants you to move on to something else or you complete an assignment He had for you. When this time comes, don’t keep holding on to something because of how the Lord has used it to bless your life in the past. Follow the leading of the Holy Spirit.

There was once a famine in Israel and God commanded Elijah to go to a brook from which he could drink water and ravens would feed him there. After a while, the brook dried up. It was time for Elijah to leave the brook. God gave him new instructions on where he was to go next and there a widow would feed him. If Elijah remained at the brook after it dried up, he would have been out of the Lord’s will in a place where He was once in God’s perfect will. When we obey God, we are in His will. (See 1st Kings 17:1-5)

The Lord commands a blessing where He sends you. Are you where the Lord has sent you? If God wants you to move to a new job, stop holding on to your present job because you enjoy working there or you are familiar with it and don’t want to leave your comfort zone. When that brook has dried up, it will no longer be a blessing to you. Move to the place God wants you to go next for there He has commanded a blessing for you.

May the Lord help us to be discerning to know that when the brook He sent us to dries up, it does not always mean that it is an attack of the enemy. It could be that God has new blessings and assignments for us to enjoy. If you wake up one day and realize that the brook that God sent you to has dried up, do not panic. The brook drying up might manifest as you being unhappy at your job after having worked there for so long; or you feel like you need to move geographically because you are unsettled in your spirit after having happily lived in a certain place for long or whatever else it is.

Go before the Lord and listen. You will hear Him tell you what He has for you next. He probably has already told you but the brook is familiar, you are used to it; it is predictable and moving to a new place/thing is a bit scary. But no matter what, you should obey God.

God bless you!