Faith in God includes Faith in his timing!
“We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.l”
It is not very often that we are on the same timing as God. He has the perfect solution to every problem and the ultimate outcome to the perfect life. If we would just get out of his way. All too often we offer up a solution to a problem. Let me handle this, or God you should do this. I can just see him laughing at all our silly solutions. I like to think about it as having this awesome hamburger. Although it might be juicy and cooked just right. God has this prime cut of steak grilled to perfection just ready for us if we would just be patient. Taking a deep breath and sitting in the passenger’s seat, while God takes the steering wheel isn’t easy. Its ok God’s got this. If you take a step back and ask God to guide you, he will. However listening and acting on his timing takes a lot of work and prayer. I know that I am still working on this every day. Some things that I like to do is pray all the time. When I’m unsure or even when things are going great. I pray. Thank God for your struggles. He is helping you grow and learn.
In our society we have so many things that can fill up our everyday lives. A lot of them can be wonderful and we really enjoy doing them every day, some not so much. If at all possible take a few minutes every day to spend with God in his word. I find that if I miss this step for to many days in a row, I start to lose control. In my actions and situations or even with my emotions and attitude. Having that one on one time with God and in his word is so beneficial to everyone. The easiest time to do this is first thing in the morning, or right before bed. If you’re on the road you might have a break that you need to take, or at lunch. Find a quit place that you can focus. Like I said this doesn’t have to be a long time. A couple of verses or a chapter might be all you need to get you moving in the right direction. If you feel like you need a little more, then listen to that and dig a little deeper.
Don’t fight to make everything come out just right. Gods timing is always so much better if we can just listen and be patient. Faith in God includes faith in his timing.
Lord we come to you today with open arms and an open mind. We know that you are the one and only almighty God, the maker of the heavens and the earth and the redeemer. We would like to a few moments and thank you for being there for us, even when we aren’t always there for ourselves. Thank you for being with us as we continue through our current season of life. Thank you for bringing the peace and the chaos to our lives, we know that you are using both to help better us. Lord if we could ask for a couple of things they would be that you help us to listen to you. Jesus always said “those with ears let them hear”, Lord we have ears let us hear you. Lord we also ask that you help us to continue to come to your word and your teaching. Help us to stay on the right track for you. Help us to keep strong in our faith and to never be afraid to let others know what you are doing for us and what you have done for us. Lord we thank you for your patience and preservice. Thank you for your timing.