Trusting God’s Timing

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The Passage of Time

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My good friend sent me this to my email. He took it from his friend’s blog post, How I know that he is the one from God. It really is a good read especially for me who’s still single at  his 30s. Waiting for God for His perfect timing can be a bit daunting and distressful, but I know at the end, it’s always the most beautiful moment we’ve ever experienced with Him.

Check this post out, especially if you are waiting for God’s answer to your prayers.

Trusting God’s Timing

When are you going to bring me a mate?  God, when is my business going to take off?  When are my dreams going to come to pass?

You can relax knowing that God is in control, and at the perfect time He is going to make it happen.  The scripture says, The vision is for appointed time.  Though it tarry wait earnestly for it, for it will come to pass.”   “Appointed Time”.

But whenever it is you can rest assured that it will be in God’s perfect timing.

It’s not going to be one second late.  At exactly the right time, God is going to bring the perfect person into your life, and he or she will not be one second late.

Be patient, It’s not the right time.

Simply remain faithful and keep doing the best you can.

Consider the possibility; you may be ready for what God has for you, but somebody else who is going to be involved is not ready yet.

Just stay in an attitude of faith and learn to trust His timing.

Don’t get in a hurry or try to force things.

To live your best life now, you must learn to trust God’s timing.

Learn to trust His timing.  Don’t go in a hurry; don’t grow impatient; don’t try to force doors to open.  Don’t try to make things happen in your own strength.  Let God do it His way.

The sad truth is, if you push hard enough, and if you’re so stubborn that you must have things your way, God will sometimes allow you to undertake a project without His blessing or at the wrong time.  The problem with that,of course, is when you start something in your own strength andin you’re own timing, you’re going to have to finish it and maintain it in your own strength.  When you let God start something, He’ll finish it for you.  He’ll provide everything you need.

When we try to force open doors and make things happen in our own strength, the end result is a constant strain on us and a drain on our resources.  Life becomes a constant struggle.  Nearly all joy, peace, and victory dwindle from your existence.  That is not a place of contentment and satisfaction.

Be careful! If God isn’t in what you are doing, you need to make a change.  Here is where many people miss God’s favor.  They know God has spoken to them; He has placed a dream within their hearts.  But they then set about trying to fulfill God’s plan on their own.  We must be aware that if we get out of God’s timing, it’s the same as getting out of God’s will.  We need to be patient and let God bring His plan together at the appointed time.

But when it’s God timing, it doesn’t matter what the surrounding circumstances look like.  It doesn’t matter what people are telling you.  If God says it’s time, then He will bring it to pass.

Understand, when you get out of God’s timing, you are stepping out of His favor. When you step out of His favor, you are operating on your own in the dark.  I’m not saying that when we do something for God we’re not going to have adversity.  But fighting the good fight of faith outside God’s timing can leave you constantly struggling, never having anything go your way, never having any joy.  On the other hand when you’re in God’s timing, you can be in the midst of the biggest challenge of your life, and you’ll still be filled with joy.  God will give you all the grace you need.  If you will learn to trust His timing, He’s promised that at the right time, He will bring your dreams to pass and answer your prayers.  The answer will come, and it will be right on time..

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Michael Aulia is a Christian blogger who lives in Australia. He is the owner of WriteForGod.com and also CravingTech.com
  • http://twitter.com/theCSW ChristianSingleWoman

    Very good post! I especially like the point you make about being ready, but someone else involved may not be ready yet. Our view is so limited, but God sees all and knows all so we must learn to trust Him completely. Ultimately we must remember that He has our best interest at heart and He knows what's best for us and how to bless us. No matter how bad we want something, we must never venture outside of His will to get it.

    • http://www.CravingTech.com/ Michael Aulia @CravingTech.com

      Most of the time though, I think it's us who are not ready yet instead of the other person :)

      The closer you are to God the “easier” it is to wait patiently and faithfully. I put a quote because it's never easy to wait on God's timing as a human :(

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  • http://www.swwlonline.com Shon

    I am in total agreement with waiting on God. Being a former control freak, I've learned (the hard way) that when I try to be in total control, that's when I have the least control. I can always tell when I've crossed the line and tried to do things my way because in the midst of my confusion, I feel totally lost and alone. Then when I turn it over to Him, everything works out.

    • http://www.CravingTech.com/ Michael Aulia @CravingTech.com

      Yeah, we always love to be in total control. But when that happens, where is Faith? It's when we walk in the valley of the darkness that we can really get closer to God

  • http://www.christianvendorspace.com Christian Vendor Space

    Very good post. I think trusting God's timing requires a lot of faith. It is not easy to wait and surrender everything to HIM. But there are times, that it is the best thing to do,as if you try to do it your way, the more difficult it will be.

  • http://www.amazingwisdom.com Vic @ AmazingWisdom

    God's will is always righteous. it is impossible for Him to lie and He never breaks His promises. Thus we can trust God with all our mind, hearts and life.

  • Penny

    It is very hard to comprehend the concept of Gods timing. Me for example, I was going thru a drought of unemployment and my friends were looking at me like I were crazy. As, I put in application after application I got a few replies from the companies, but no job offer. I would tell my friends, “I am walking in Gods timing!” “I am walking in Gods timing.” You can’t make someone hire you. No matter how long it had taken, I kept the faith. Now, God has opened up a door for me so wide no man can shut. Also, I relied on Psamls 75.