The Right Time: Timing is Everything By: Samaria M. ColbertFreelance WriterHabakkuk 2: 2,3 (NKJV)
2. " Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it.3. For the vision awaits and appointed time…. Ecclesiastes 3: 17 (NKJV)….17…. For there is a time there for ever purpose and for every work Ecclesiastes 8:6 (NKJV)6. Because for every matter there is a time and judgment…. Ecclesiastes 8: 11 (NKJV)11. But time and chance happen to them all…. Yes ladies and gentlemen timing is everything according to scripture. God has a set time for everything under the sun. If you step ahead of God's timing you miss it and if you step behind His timing you still act in disobedience. Yes timing is everything. I always say, I don’t have time to waste time to waste. No I am not a stickler for time, really. I try to arrive most places on time. Of course it is easier to get places on time that I am interested in versus things that I am not. I get to church on time because I love it, I love to worship and I love to hear good preaching, I love God so I want to get a good seat. I get there on time. Work is another story within itself. I shouldn't admit it but I am, so there. When I talk about time, I however am not referring to your watch. I am not referring to the everyday act of trying to get to places on time. I am referring to life, times and seasons. Ecclesiastes says that there is a season and time for everything under the sun. There is a set time for your deliverance. There is a set time for what God has promised you to come to pass. There is a time preordained by God. However Acts 1:7,8 says that God knows the time, but it is not for us to know. But we must know that when His time comes we will have power to do what we could not do before. Yes that's right timing is everything.Unfortunately it is very possible to miss your time. Think about it. Have you ever said "If I knew then, what I know now I would have…" or have you ever heard the saying, "If I could have done it all over again I would have…." Yep, it is very possible to miss the right time. Yes, progress does happen but it can appear that in the moment what you really want is taking to much time to come to pass
Sure I'd like to quit my job right now forget like, love should be a better word for it. I thought I'd be much further along when I started out on my career path. I thought I'd at least be a home owner by now. I would like to have my own private practice and be my own boss by now. Oh and yes one day I would like to get married. (not anytime soon, it is certainly not on my to do list ) but in time. I would like these things. However, when I really contemplate my life I realize that I am on my way. I have more than most. We all have greatness on the inside of us. We all have those desires that we really really want. God is faithful and He promises us that He will give us the desires of our heart if we put Him first. Ultimately out of everything I have ever wanted in my life, I want to be in the perfect will of God for my life. With all my wants, I think it is sad when people rush into life because they refused to wait on God's timing. Yes God knows our desires because He placed them in us, but they still await an appointed time. God is our father, He wants to give us everything that He has promised us. But He also is aware that He cannot give it to us if He has not prepared us for what He has promised us. Stepping out of God's timing will cost you everything believe it or not. Harsh words but oh so true.
Sin and disobedience will cost you more than you are ever willing to pay. Sin is not just doing something wrong, but it is the act of not being led by the spirit so you step out of His will for your life because you don't agree with His timing. How sad. You cannot not walk out of the will of God for your life easily without it costing you everything. Yes you will be alive, but dead all at the same time. Alive because you are breathing, but dead because you are not fulfilling your purpose for being on the earth. When you step out of the will of God for your life and don't wait on His timing the thing that was supposed to be a great blessing will end up being a curse. Instead of being a joy it will be a heavy weight. Instead of being in the garden of Eden you end up being outside the garden where you have to work hard for what should have come easily. God reveals everything in His time. He makes everything beautiful in it's time. I often wonder how is it that people say they love God, can shout all around the church, speak in tongues and do all these things. And be so quick to walk out of the will of God for their life. The bible says "My sheep know My voice and no other voice will they follow" John 10: 5. When people are so quick to walk out of the will of God for their lives because they refuse to wait on His timing it is only an indication that they don't really love or serve God like they say they do. They are not really a son of God.
The act of worship means nothing, worship is a lifestyle. So yes sometimes it appears that God is taking much to long. It can appear that maybe His time is a bit off. But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him. I Corinthians 2:9 KJV Truly loving God means I love Him enough to wait on Him. He knows what's best for me. Besides the plans that God has in store for you far out weighs anything you could have conjured up on your own. Wait on His time. If you don't you'll end up regretting it in the long run. Regret is a sad thing, sorry is a sorry word that does not have to be. The saddest song you'll ever sing is the shoulda song. You know the song, I shoulda, I coulda, I woulda. What a sad song to sing. I admonish you to wait on God, He will never stir you wrong. If you have no peace about it is it is not God. It will all be worth it, but wait. Even if you can't see it wait. Be still and know that He is God. If you can't wait on Him that you are telling Him that you really don't trust Him. Wait. He is all you need, but if you don't want to wait on Him He'll let you do that to. Even though it breaks His heart. What father wants to see His children in pain? So wait on Him. Remember time is everything. Wait on His time, you will get there.It is better to wait on God and endure the process, than to step ahead of His timing and live in the pain of regret.
Update 6/2020 Most things I was waiting on God for has come to pass. God's timing is right.