Today’s post is a continuation of the last post. Remain blessed
I personally, also have testimonies of God making all things beautiful in His time. One of such testimonies is when my husband and I believed God for $1000 equivalent in our currency (Naira) in the year 1999. Then, that amount was far beyond us but we wanted to exercise our faith. We believed God for a whole year. Every morning during our prayers we would thank God for this provision. Finally, the money came in an amazing way. We were posted to another country and needed money to resettle in the new place. Few hours before our departure, God sent a vessel to bless us with $1000 exactly. I believe that if we received it earlier we would have spent it and still have had challenge financially to resettle in the new place. Gods time was truly the best for us.
Impatience is a destroyer of destinies. Not waiting for Gods time can cost you more than you bargained for. King Saul in I Samuel 13, made an unlawful sacrifice because he couldn’t wait for the man of God to come. This cost him his throne. Also, when Moses went ahead of Gods time to try to save the Israelites, he had to run away for his life (Exodus 2-3). But when it was time according to God, he went as a god to Pharaoh (Exodus 7:1) and delivered the Israelites (Exodus 14:30-31).
Another example of consequences of impatience is when people are suffering in their marriages because they couldn’t wait for God’s intervention any longer. They went ahead to marry their spouses despite all checks in their spirit. Some felt they were getting too old while others made their decisions based on their fleshly desires and not the word of God.
Truly, waiting on God will take faith and a lot of discipline but it’s worth it at the end. You may not know when or how but your latter end will be greater than your beginning. People may mock and laugh at you but if you will trust God and His word, they will turn around to laugh with you like Sarah. Receiving your desires at Gods time will overshadow the days or years you didn’t receive your desires. All things are beautiful in His time.
Before I conclude, I will like to point out that sometimes people are actually the source of delay to their desires being granted. As much as God is interested in satisfying our heart desires, He is more interested in our relationship with Him and our all round growth.
Some of the reasons people don’t receive their answers even when it’s God timing include:
- People want the created and not the creator. They are only interested in what God can give them and not a relationship with God. Matthew 15:8
- The glory will not go to God. God’s glory He will not share with any other. Isaiah 42:8
- Their desires are for wrong reasons. God does not waste His blessings. James 4:3
- Lack of faith and trust. Some people pray without actually believing that God will answer and that disqualifies them from receiving their answers. God needs you to trust Him absolutely. Hebrews 11:6
Gods timing may not be your timing but you need to depend absolutely on Him. He made you and His thoughts towards you are thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you an expected end (Jeremiah 29:11). Flowing with Gods time will cause you to enjoy beauty and glory. It may not look like it now, but hold on to the end. God will surely make all things beautiful in His time for you.
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