As I saw this on Facebook this morning, I got a jump in my spirit. For me to write a quickie on His (God’s) timing.
In a microwaveable society, we are some eager creatures. Everything, instantaneous. Success, Love, Wealth, Money. We want it NOW. And not then. Now and not later. Because we think when we pray, God is the genie in our lives. And he snaps his finger, and your prayers are instantaneously answered.
But those who really know God, knows He doesn’t work that way. One of the fruits of the spirit is Patience. So, that in itself lets us know that the ‘anxious’ spirit in us is not the way. Philippians 4:6 says “Never worry about anything. But in every situation let God know what you need in prayers and requests while giving thanks.” So why do we think God simply answers us with a ‘yes or no’ at our every beckon call?
His timing is simply not ours. I realized one thing: 9 times out of 10, when I thought I ‘figured it out’ in my mind about a particular situation, I then realize that is not the way He will work out my situation. I think to myself ‘well this is how this situation will play out’ and it really doesn’t. Just as I heard before, want to make God laugh? Tell Him your plans.
Sometimes it may come later than we expect, sometimes sooner. But just know His timing and plans is simply so much better than ours.