I don’t know about you, but when I would hear people talk about trust God’s timing it was so frustrating. I didn’t want to hear another cliche quote about trusting the timing of our lives. I was salty, okay? Often, it seemed that people would say it because they had nothing else to say. Then you grow and understand there is so much truth to this. Especially when you hit hard times and overcome it. Things make so much sense.
If you’re like me then you might relate to rushing ahead of God and your growth process. Perhaps, you might have even put up a front that you were more than who you really are. No judgment here, that’s my story. Being in the present moment, patience and resilience are not always celebrated in our culture. In the same breath not being perfect is also hard for people to grasp. But boy has it shaped me. Join me as I explore the power of God’s timing and the importance of trusting it. I hope my life experiences and personal growth empower you. Let’s get into it!
Good Ol’ Days
We love reminding kids of their uniqueness and declare there is no one like them. Building them up and reminding them of the importance of the little things. However, as we get older it becomes quite the opposite. We love to compare ourselves and others. We believe that perfect timing is relative if it’s in line with someone else’s. Sameness and being included is our crutch. Social media doesn’t help either. Growing up it wasn’t a thing and now we see everyone’s life and try to measure up. And if we’re not careful we will go after things at the wrong time. Anyone relate?
Life has opened me up in the best ways and reminded me of the power in trusting in God’s timing of things. There were so many things I ran after just to fit in and be accepted. There were times where I even used my faith and acting like I was more developed than I was. I’m grateful for continuous growth and love from the Father. First the first time in a LONG time, I finally get it. I don’t have to rush my growth or my process. This is for you too.
“It’s so strange how life works: You want something and you wait and wait and feel like it’s taking forever to come. Then it happens and it’s over and all you want to do is curl back up in that moment before things changed.”Lauren Oliver
“For the vision is yet for the appointed time; It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay.
There have been SOOO many things I’ve had to wait for. Sometimes I felt longer than others which can be a lonely feeling. I think about my career journey and what felt like my dream job a few years ago. Prior to the job opportunity I felt stuck and hopeless. Then the day came and a new opportunity was presented. It reminded me of the beautiful of the wait and God’s timing. As I started to grow in my role it opened my eyes that each previous role were building blocks leading me to the next.
The wait was for my development and growth. Had I not had those previous experiences, I would not have been ready. What you have been waiting on there is development taking place. This doesn’t mean waiting is easy or this pie-in-the-sky experience. When God opens that door everything will make sense.
Be Here Now
I used to roll my eyes at the “be here now” phrase when I was younger. Excuse me what? I have a purpose and things to do. I don’t want to waste my life! As honorable as those statements are (they have their place) it can push us to always focus on the future never what is in front of us. Being hyper aware of the future can also lead to anxiety. Psalms 23:2 is a favorite of God’s peace and the power of stillness. To be present and to focus. Don’t get so caught up in what’s next that you forego the here and now. Prepare for the future, yes. But embrace the present too.
The Perfection of Patience
I’m haven’t always been the most patient person because at times, I want what I want WHEN I want it. Who can relate? But God has done and IS still doing a work in me. There is a scripture in the book of James 1:4 that talks about patience having its perfect work. Excuse me what? As hard as this concept can be for us, it’s the truth. There is something about patience that helps us to see clearly. When we allow ourselves to be patient and not in a hurry it changes us. We receive whatever it is, whoever it is, differently. The world trains us to always be in a hurry. But there is a peace that comes with patience and allowing God’s timing of our life to flow through us.
Why is patience so important?Paulo coelho
Because it makes us pay attention.
Own your journey
There is no journey quite like yours. I hope you are proud of where you are on the road to more. Beautiful things happen in the wait. May all that you had to wait for prove His goodness and His timing. Remember your power from above that is at work in you. I hope these reflections remind you to be patient, embrace the moment allow God to divinely orchestrate your steps
Now the Lord was gracious to Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did for Sarah what he had promised. 2 Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised him.
I hope this encouraged you!!
All my love,
I am a proud holder of a Master’s degree in Public Health, where my focus was primarily on community health. My academic and professional journey has been deeply enriched by research in the field of stress management. This has not only broadened my understanding but also deeply influenced the insights and perspectives I share here. This blog is a testament to that journey, offering resources and guidance tailored to your personal journey of faith, wellness and self-care.