In His Time…
To Everything there is a season, and a purpose under the heaven.
Hurry up; and wait…That’s seems to be the “norm” for most things in life. Oh, how we often want things to happen when, where, and how we desire. But, if you have lived on planet Earth for any reasonable length of time you have learned that getting what you want when you want it rarely occurs. Even in our “instant” micro-second society “good things still come to those who wait.”
Learning how to wait with integrity and dignity is still an admirable quality in one’s life. I know of no one who “waited” on God more earnestly than Abraham and Sarah. After being visited by the Angel of the Lord, Abraham was instructed that Sarah would bring forth a child who would “bless” the entire world. But, after waiting nearly twenty years Sarah’s patience ran out. So, she designed a plan to “help” God out with His promise. Oh, how many times have I tried to help God out! But, God didn’t need Sarah’s help. And, he doesn’t need mine either! Sarah executed her plan, but it didn’t stop God from executing His. At 90 years old, Sarah gave birth to a son just as the Angel of the Lord had said.
Likewise, God wants to bring about His promises into our lives each and every day. But, too many times we get ahead of God and try to “fix” things ourselves. And, just like Sarah we often “inherit” a life-long challenge as a result! The Bible teaches us, “Let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”(Galatians 6:9). Relying on “Patience” is actually carrying out “well doing.” Don’t let the word “patience” fool you. It may sound like a passive action, but in actuality it takes stronger, often more determined self-control, and even greater strength to WAIT than to do anything else! I have learned that I am “doing something” when I am “waiting on God!”
Waiting on God involves “spiritual warfare.” The enemy hates nothing more than to see a Christian waiting on God. He moves in with as many “earthly” solutions and suggestions as he possible can. He taunts and laughs at us while we sit back and wait for God to move in the matter. Far too often, like Sarah, we give in to those suggestions. But, God still “rewards” those who firmly plant their feet into God’s good soil and wait for His harvest!
My friend, I encourage you today that if you are “waiting” for God, keep on keeping on until HE arrives on the scene. God is never too early, but He is never too late! In His Time He’s always Right on Time! Remember, if you’d like to read more articles by Lin T Rollins, go to http://www.breakawaybylintrollins.wordpress.com And, check out Lin’s book, Break Away at http://www.westbowpress.com
Remember, God Loves You!
Lin T Rollins, Author