Time is precious and with it comes the dire necessity to utilize time correctly, and yet more times than often we neglect the necessity with futile passions and desires. Most of the time we are neglecting our time by scanning through our social media feed, searching frivolously on the web, or sitting on the pot while snap chatting. But what about when we do utilize time meticulously and yet nothing seems to be happening or changing for the better?
In our society of instant messaging and “overnight” success stories, it’s easy to get caught up in the idea that things should happen faster than what they do. Reality on the other hand tells a different story with most so called “overnight” successes really coming from years upon years of hard work and study. And, of course, anything worthwhile will be worth waiting for.
“But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.”James 1:4 NKJV
Patience and faith are essential when utilizing time correctly in hopes that things will grow and change. As long as we can feel the guidance of the Spirit leading us in the correct direction, we then have no need to fear the outcome or time. When we are heeding the call of God upon our lives, whether it be in ministry, business, etc., we can be rest assured that God is with us and will open the doors of opportunity in due time.
“But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faith.”Isaiah 40:31
It’s our job as faithful servants of the Lord to stay true to the calling and to no become discouraged, but rather to continue persevering even when things don’t seem to be happening as timely as we had thought. The anxiety and fear we feel from the length of time something is taking is typically rooted within the flesh. The desire to have things happen our way and in our time stems from a desire to appease our fleshly nature and a desire for control of our life.
The remedy here is to let go and give it all to God and know as well as trust in His perfect timing. Deny your flesh, be patient and wait on the Lord and He will exalt you in due time.
“Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.”1 Peter 5:6,7
Where do you stand today? Are you waiting for the big breakthrough, and yet feel hopeless? Give it your all while trusting and waiting on God, and know that all will be well as His timing is always perfect.