Friday, June 27, 2008

Timing is Everything

In John 7 Jesus's brothers were trying to get Him to go public with His ministry, but Jesus said in verse 6 "For the right time for me has not yet come." God is always about timing. In His work , timing is everything. Sometimes to us He seems slow. Have you every felt like you were waiting on God to come through in some area of your life.? I know I have. I can think of serveral times since we started Lifegate, that I have prayed about something, and I know God had promised something, but it wasn't happening. Sometimes God seems so slow, you wait and wait and nothing seems to be happening. 2 Peter 3:9 says "For the Lord is not slow in keeping his promises as some understand slowness to be." To our understanding it seems slow, but God says I'm not slow, I'm all about timing, I'm always right on time. I love the verse in Habakkuk 2:3 that says "This vision is for a future time. It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled. If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed." God tells us, if it seems slow, keep waiting patiently, it will come in His timing. You see God is always at work. We may not see it or feel it, but He is working and He's always on time. We just need patience to keep on waiting for His timing, and not try to rush things. Jesus's brothers were trying to rush things and do them in their own timing. That get's us in trouble everytime. Just think of what happened for Abraham, when he tried to rush things by taking matters into his own hands and having a son with his maid servant, instead of waiting for the son that God had promised. You see God gives us dreams, but he also takes us through a process before fulfilling those dreams. The process is part of the plan. It is what prepares us for the dream. The bigger the dream the longer the process. The gestation period for an elephant is 22 months. That's alot longer than 9 months for a human, but an elephant is alot bigger animal. Maybe you have a big dream, and it seems like nothing is happening. Maybe your dream is taking longer because God has something so big for you. Just keep being faithful, just keep waiting patiently. Keep doing what is right, and God will come through in His timeing. Timing is everything!!

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