Timing matters. God’s timing matters the most. If we live within God’s timing then our faith is strong and unwavering even in the midst of storms. If we live only by our own sense of timing and we try to make things happen for God, even good things, then we’re left on our own and in the end lose everything.
A wise man builds his house on the rock. Running ahead of God’s timing will not allow a sure foundation to be laid.
When I see people come in and out of my life, I remember Solomon who said, For everything there is a season.
Ecclesiastes 3 says:
3 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
9 What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth?
10 I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.
11 He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.
He hath made every thing beautiful in his time. The messes I have made have often been because I tried to push the time forward. Hurry up and get it done.
This Scripture isn’t about taking charge, or making the most of opportunity, or having a good sense of timing. This Scripture isn’t about us at all. It’s about God. The Bible isn’t telling us that we need a better sense of timing but rather that everything depends upon God’s timing. We surrender. We trust. We rely on Him and Him alone. If it doesn’t happen and I was totally yielded in the journey, praise God He spared me.
Not all good ideas are God ideas. I want His thoughts to be my thoughts. He will be there all the time and just in time.