God Is Not In A Hurry For A Reason
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: 2 a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, 3 a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, 4 a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, 5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, 6 a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, 7 a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, 8 a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.
We live in such a fast-food paced life. Constantly moving from one moment to the next, afraid to slow down. We need to remember that the blessings in life, whether coming from moments of victory or the perils of defeat, need to be experienced and savored. After times of chaos and crisis, we should not be too quick to reengage before processing what we have gone through, or we will miss out on some of the blessings that the Lord wants us to know and experience.
Everything from injuries to times of absolute brokenness can eventually bring about different paths that lead to present and eternal blessings. God doesn’t let our experiences be wasted if we depend on Him when there seems to be only confusion and chaos ahead. God’s timing is perfect so there is always great blessing in finding our rest in Him. Turning off the TV and putting down our phones to seek His word when tensions run high allow us to see things from a new perspective, from His perspective.
When Moses led God’s people out of slavery and into the desert, the people wasted no time in grumbling and complaining because they didn’t trust God to lead in His way and in His timing (Exodus 16:1-3). As a result, they took 40 years to make an eleven-day journey. God will allow our challenges to continue until our hearts our ready for the blessings that He has prepared for us to experience. Let’s be quick to wait on the Lord. He’s never slow in keeping His promises. His timing is perfect.
What is the Holy Spirit saying to you through these scriptures?