Friday, January 5, 2018
God Is Always on Time
In review of Galatians 6:9 it says, “Let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up”.
Never get tired of doing what’s right. At the right time you will be blessed.
What this means to me:
Just because something doesn’t happen in my timing doesn’t mean I should give up doing what is right. God, In his timing will provide it at the right time.
What I’m learning is that In the waiting room of life, I can choose to trust God instead of panicking or just giving up. I also need to keep in mind two things: One, God is never in a hurry. And two, God is never late. God’s timing is always perfect. What’s happening is that God is getting me ready for a miracle!
I’m reminded this morning of the story of Lazarus (John 11) and Jesus’ timing. Mary and Martha had a brother named Lazarus, who was one of Jesus’ best friends. They lived in Bethany, which was just a few miles from where Jesus was on the day Lazarus got sick. They sent word to Jesus that his friend was gravely ill and asked him to come to them.
Jesus could have easily been in Bethany in an hour or two. But it took Jesus three days to go about five miles. When he got there, they told him, “You’re too late! We’ve already buried Lazarus.” But Jesus wasn’t late. Jesus already knew what he was going to do. His goal was not to heal Lazarus. His goal was to raise him from the dead. Jesus’ goal was not to just make Lazarus well. His goal was to do a miracle of astronomical proportions. Jesus walked up to Lazarus’ tomb, told them to roll the stone away, and said, “Lazarus, come forth.” And Lazarus did!
It seems there can be times when God lets a situation get so bad that only a miracle will do. So I shouldn’t give up my faith. Just hold on. I’m encouraged to Keep praying and serving. Keep sowing. Keep believing. Because I’m being prepared for a miracle or the situation He wants me in.
I must remember that God already knows what he’s going to do in my life next month, next year, and in the next decade, and this plan is for my good. This really confirms what has transpired with things leading up to my new role. I had been praying for an opportunity where I could use the skills I have developed over the years and the opportunity to be of assistance to another organization. My new company seems to be filled to the brim with opportunities. I need to continue to trust God and obtain his guidance so that I can truly make a difference.
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