We live in a world of the instant. Companies spend exorbitant amounts on research to develop products that appeal to our need for instant gratification.
Then billions are spent every year getting those products in our faces. You can have what you want, and you can have it now.
Competitors try to outdo one another in terms of shipping and logistics…2 day shipping, 1 day shipping, same-day delivery.
The one who can get it to us the fastest is the one we choose, right? Even if we have to pay top dollar for it. We want what we want, and we want it now.
This may work for us in a world geared toward convenience, but when it comes to spiritual matters, we are on God’s timetable.
Many of us pray, and we want the answer now. And not just any answer; we want the answer that we want.
At this time of year when resolutions are rife, we set goals sometimes without thinking of the time or patience which will be required of us.
God wants us to accomplish things, but more importantly, He wants us to trust Him. He wants us to trust His timing.
Have you prayed about your plans for 2020? Have you laid them out before the Lord?
Placing your plans under someone else’s control is the hardest thing…I know this from experience.
There are so many things that I want to do; that I believe God has placed on me. Yet, I have not seen Him make the way.
In my eagerness, I tried on my own. I became tired. I became frustrated. I kept banging on doors, but they wouldn’t open.
It was then, when I sank to the floor in defeat, that I submitted to His timing.
I would have to wait until He says it’s time.
So tell Him your heart’s desire then submit to His will.
If it is His will for you, He will make the path clear, in His time. David encouraged us to, “Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.” Psalms 27:14 KJV
And if the answer is not as we would want, you can trust that He is saving us from something, and He has something much better in store.
“No” or “not right now” isn’t usually easy to hear, but we can trust that it is for our benefit.
“We know that in all things God works for good with those who love him, those whom he has called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 GNT
Trust doesn’t just happen. It has to be developed, nurtured and encouraged. So why not start today?
Trust God with your plans. Trust Him to do what’s best for you. Trust His timing.
Friends, God isn’t slow, and His promises are sure.
“I alone know the plans I have for you, plans to bring you prosperity and not disaster, plans to bring about the future you hope for.” Jeremiah 29:11 GNB
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