We often pray, hope and dream for various things. However, we can get impatient when we don’t know when they will happen, such as knowing its exact date or time.
True faith includes being patient and remembering that God has our best interest at heart.
This also includes believing that God knows just the right time to reveal it to us. Whatever God has promised us will come to pass. The challenge is to trust His timing. Therefore, we may have to exercise much patience.
Knowing the exact timing of various blessings or promises won’t make much of a difference because we would still have to wait for it, if it doesn’t come instantly.
If we knew the exact time, then there is no need to exercise our faith.
We would remain fixated on that date until it comes and not live in the moment of each day.
At bus stops and train platforms, in London, there is usually a live board which tells you when the next one is coming. I’ve often been frustrated when the board at a bus stop was not working because I wouldn’t know when the next bus was coming.
However, I later realized that regardless of whether the bus timer is working or not, if the bus is still in service, then it will come. Therefore, I won’t be any better off knowing when, only that it will eventually arrive.
This is the same way that God works. He is alive and active in our lives; so it is only a matter of time when our blessings and promises will come to pass.
David waited for over 20 years to become king of Israel from the moment that he was anointed by Samuel: 15 years to become king of Judah and then another 7 years to become king of Israel.
If he had known that it would have taken that long, then he may not have been able to gain the skills and characteristics that he had learned through his waiting period, that were needed for him to become a great king.
He lived in each moment anticipating when he would get there and learned a great deal along the way, so that he was fully prepared and ready to gain his title.
God likes to prepare us, while we wait, to be spiritually, emotionally and physically ready. When we allow this process to finish its work, we come out mature, complete and not lacking in anything (James 1:3-4).
When we wait and endure long, difficult moments and processes to get to where we need to be, we truly value and appreciate it because of the struggle we went through.
When our hard work finally shows its fruit, when that miracle comes or when our career or business finally flourishes, we would be proud of our efforts and how far we came.
We would also appreciate it more because of how long we waited and prayed for it.
We will gradually get to where we need to be, it takes just one step at a time. Everything that has happened in our lives is preparing us for greater moments.
God wants to use our whole lifetime to prepare us for eternity and greatness, so He is not in a rush.
God’s timing is perfect; never early and never late. He knows what is best for us and will place us at the right place at the right time.