This really should be part 1 of the 3 part series on time – because God comes first.
He created time. You know, the whole “There was evening and there was morning – the first day.” Yeah that.
But in telling “my story” I’m telling it as part 3 because it is kind of a conclusion to the other two stories. It’s God’s Time.
I could tell you story after story about things that have happened, things that haven’t happened, things that happen at a totally different speed than we’d like. And there’s one underlying theme to it all.
God’s got his plan and his time. And he knows WAY better than we do.
We try to push and squeeze and work and beg and plead to get things done according to our time. And it quite often doesn’t work out that way.
Sometimes we can see why – later.
Sometimes we don’t understand why – at least not on this side of heaven.
Sometimes we just need to trust God and say, “God, I don’t get it but it’s your time.”
It’s hard to give up control of it.
It’s hard to admit we don’t understand it.
It’s hard when we hear or see God saying, “No” or “Not yet.”
Remember Moses and the Israelites? They spent 40 years wandering in the desert? Why?
The way I see it, there are two reasons:
⁃ The Israelites didn’t believe it was the right time when God told them to go take Israel back from the surrounding countries.
⁃ The Israelites didn’t have hearts that were open to God’s time rather than to their own time.
They needed to learn that God’s time was and is better than our time.
And that when we say, “God, it’s your time – use it and use me as you see best.”
Then we can really and truly be part of God’s plan.
And that’s a beautiful and a hard thing at the same time.
What time is it? It’s God’s time.