A Delay is not Denial
By Eric Jinkwen : –
Ecclesiates 3 :11a "He has made everything beautiful in its time."
God has a timing for every purpose on earth and in our lives. He promised a son to Abraham, it took 25 years for the promise to be fulfilled. He made a promise to Noah, it took 120 years for it to come true. Moses was moved by God to deliver His people, yet God waited 40 years for Moses to mature and become humble behind sheep.
Joseph had a dream before 17 years that He will be a great man. Yet he was sold as a slave in Egypt; then he was falsely accused and sent into prison. And it is only after 13 years that His dream came to pass. Are you in a hurry? God has his timing and purpose in your life.
God does not just answer us because of we are in need or because we want this or that. No! If it were so, think about how many people you see and meet every day who are in serious need around you. Think about yourself and your needs.
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God answers us and does things in our lives primarily according to His purpose in the world and His purpose in our lives. A Delay does not mean He will not do it. He is working our His purpose.
What do we need to know when we are waiting on Him?
- There is an assurance of answers from God for our petitions that are in His will. We read, “Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.”
(1 John 5:14-15).
- God turns everything for our good according to His purpose and not just our needs. Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”
Did you see purpose? Many times we get frustrated waiting on God, but we need to first try to find out, what is God’s purpose or God’s will in this matter? And many times, God is working on us and not just on the matter. He wants to make us mature and better in character and faith. Praise the Lord!
- God’s answers us at the appointed time. Peter was exhorting the believers and he wrote, “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).
Did you see “due time”? “Due time” means, the appointed time; the charros moment, the favorable time for His purpose. That is the spiritual calendar time and not the Chronos time. It is not about your age nor the seasons on earth; But God’s time and season.
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- In God’s time, He makes everything beautiful. Hallelujah!
He has made everything beautiful in its time.
May this time be your own favorable and due time. May God mature you and deliver His purpose in your life in Jesus name, amen.