Timing & Growing

For the vision awaits an appointed time; it testifies of the end and does not lie. Though it lingers, wait for it, since it will surely come and will not delay. Habakkuk 2:3

God’s timing is perfect. We want what we want and we want it now. We may think that because God does not answer our prayers immediately that He does not listen. A slow response is not due to callously not listening. God waits for us to get ready.

Peter wrote in his second letter (4:9) that “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead, he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”

We do not understand slowness. God made the schedule; He cannot be late. He waits for us to grow.

We do not understand patience. Patience is the capacity to accept or tolerate delay without becoming annoyed. Are you annoyed about circumstances? Should God be annoyed with your attitude and behavior? He’s not; He’s patiently waiting.

We do not understand what is it to perish. It not only means to die (without salvation), it also means to ruin or to become worthless. The enemy wants us worthless, ruined, fruitless, and ineffectual. God waits for us to know our worth and all the good He has planned for us.

We do not understand repentance. God wants us to turn from wrong with remorse. He waits for us to quit doing what we should quit doing.

If you dislike your circumstances, spend more time with God. The way to learn to trust God’s timing is to allow His word to change us. God waits for us to come to Him.

The valley you face today is the training grounds that fortify and prepare you to climb a mountain! Get going. God waits for you.

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