God’s timing is hard for us to understand because He is outside of time. He always has been and always will be. That is pretty mind-blowing when you think about it. No beginning, and no end.
A couple of things I have come to understand about God’s timing though.
- He is always on time.
- He is always just in time.
We tend to get anxious about things in life because we see the clock ticking. We have bills to pay, things to do, people to see, places to go, needs to be met. It is so easy to stress out about time because there is so little of it. We are here for just a fraction of a second in eternity.
Isn’t it strange that the older you get, the faster time seems to go? When we were kids, one hour could seem like eternity if you were sitting in church. OK, depending on what church you go to, that could still be true. LOL Now the years literally fly by.
I look back at the last 10 years and wonder where the heck they went. How did I get to be old so soon? Wasn’t it yesterday that I was in college footloose and fancy free? Good grief. Now I am approaching my “golden years.” I am not sure why they call them that, except I have more gold in my teeth now. Time is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer to the end you get, the faster it goes!
With God, time is irrelevant. He does not stress over time. He does not worry about it. He does not get anxious one bit. Why? He is God…and He dwells in realm outside of time. Why is that significant to us? Since He created us, and He created time for us, we can trust His timing.
If we put our faith in Him, we can trust Him that He will be there for us. I can tell you that God has come through for me throughout my life. Sometimes it is at the 11th hour, but He always comes through to give me what I need (not necessarily what I want).
That gives me peace of mind. That takes a load off of my shoulders knowing that God’s timing is perfect, because He is perfect. Things don’t always happen in the time that we want them because they don’t fit in God’s timing.
When it is the right time from God’s perspective, then things fall into place. We typically don’t like that because we like to be in charge and think that we know what is best in regards to when things need to happen. The problem is that we have a one dimensional viewpoint of time. God sees the past, present, and future. We simply have to trust Him to help us navigate the day before us.
My hope is that we keep time in perspective. It does no good to fret about yesterday, and does not help to worry about tomorrow. We need to just use our time wisely today. Hopefully the time you took to read this was a blessing. My desire is that you use your time today to rethink your priorities. Wasting time may be one of the greatest tragedies of life. It is a gift. Cherish it and make the most of it. You have no promise of tomorrow, so what are you going to do with today?