Do you ever battle frustration, knowing that you are ready but having to wait on outside forces for your life to move forward?
A couple years ago my family and I moved into a new home. I remember spending days cleaning, more days unpacking. Anxiously, I awaited my favorite part: decorating. Just when I thought I was ready, everything else fell apart. Micaela had surgery on her eyes, Adela started to fight napping, Jovani’s work responsibilities increased. There were no extra resources for the grand adventure of recreating my new home.
And then, we moved again.
I laugh now. God didn’t short-change me at all. That final move into the community we now call home now was seriously the best thing that had happened to us in a very long time.
God’s timing is always perfect. Always.
Even then, it is hard to wait to move forward with our plans.
Have you ever stopped to consider Jesus? He was born perfect, enlightened, the Son of God. And yet, he waited thirty years to begin a ministry that lasted only three years. Those numbers are frustrating to prideful man, but they flawlessly completed the most epic love story of all time and transformed the world.
God makes no mistakes.
He will make none with you.
As a mother of small children with many needs, I am learning to trust God’s timing. My children do everything on their own timeline—walking, talking, learning to dress themselves. The more I push against the waiting, the more precious time I lose as their childhood slips away. Besides, they are too cute to miss out on these fun times.
God planted me here.
Every moment I let out my breath and remember to live in His timing, the more I am filled with joy.
There is a time for everything,
Remember a time in which you waited impatiently for something you desperately desired. What was precious about the timing in which that wish was fulfilled?
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