In real estate, they say the most important thing is location, location, location. One factor that is often left out of this equation is the importance of timing. For instance, real estate in New York City is prime right now, but it wasn’t always. The city eventually reached a point when that land became incredibly valuable.
When we rush ahead of God’s plan for our life, we miss out on what He wants us to become. Your value is not just in who you are, but in who God wants you to be! I wrote a blog recently that hit on the point that God wants us to learn from the journey, not just reach our goals. Part of learning from our travels in life is understanding the timing of God.
I will say this, God’s timing is rarely, if ever, our timing. We live in an immediate, please me now society, which is diametrically opposed to the plan of God for our lives. We must all embrace certain realities that are associated with waiting on God. Time teaches us to trust, helps us to appreciate what & who we have, and ultimately reveals the glory and wisdom of God.
There’s good reason that Isaiah 40:31 says, “those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength…”. When we take things into our own hands, we eventually hit a wall that leaves us exhausted and useless for the purpose in which God has called us. When we trust God, He guides us at the right pace and teaches us the proper lessons along the way so that we will be equipped upon our arrival at the destination.
So if you God seems to be moving at a snail’s pace in your life, ask yourself what you could be learning, and then trust Him with the rest. Remember, His plans are higher and His ways are always better!
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