It’s About Time!
by Kellie Tipton
Walking into a busy crowded store I heard someone say, “Well, it’s about time!” and there were two things going on in my mind. One was relief that it was not directed toward me! I do try to be timely but have been known to struggle with it and still work on my concept of time to this day! Ugh But the greater thought was how many times do I pretty much say that to God?
Yes, that may seem ridiculous but there are many times that I am pleading with God about something and just about the time I want to just give up, I see God working. I am always thankful but many times I am thinking, “It’s about time!”
The thing is, I know that God’s timing is always perfect yet I struggle in waiting for His perfect timing. I also know that there are many factors to this timing as well.
When I am honest with myself, many times I should have acted on something and I didn't or I acted thinking I would “help” God (cough) and had to deal with my “helping” before moving forward! God’s timing is indeed perfect and He gives us free will to listen for His direction too. Not always a good combination but I am working on that as well.
Listening requires being still and not always physically but in our spirit. Spending time in His Word and allowing Him to speak to us is just as vital. That is so hard in our busy schedules or our busy minds!
I am sure God is saying to me, “Well, it’s about time!”
Wait for the Lord;
be strong, and let your heart take courage;
wait for the Lord! ~ Psalm 27:14
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths. ~ Proverbs 3:5-6
The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. ~ 2 Peter 3:9