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The older I get, the more I appreciate timeliness. People who show up on time whether it’s for church, work, or other events give others the respect of their time and energy. Those who come consistently late seem to lack appreciation for what others have to do in their absence and tardiness. I have been on both sides—being early and late so I’ve learned to work on my time management to get better.

While we may be early or late, our God is always right on time. However, it’s His time schedule and not ours. When we pray, we want God to move right away. Yet, most of the time—it doesn’t happen that way. In fact, sometimes it may seem to get much worse before things get better. Yet, after a while our faith gets stretched and weathered as we learn to trust in God’s perfect timing. But why does He seem to wait until the 11th hour?

Remember God’s ways aren’t our ways.
We can only see our side of things while God see everyone and everything around our situation. Our God is sovereign and all-powerful—He can make pathways cross between people that we could never imagine.

Remember God’s thoughts aren’t our thoughts.
We tend to think a lot about our situations and all the different options that could work out. Yet, our God isn’t limited by our possibilities, rather He has impossibilities that can come together right on time.

Remember God’s timing isn’t our timing.
We get in a hurry for what we think should happen right away. God doesn’t live in our finite human time;rather, He is eternal. One day is like a thousand years and a thousand years is like one day for God. (2 Peter 3:8)

Remember God’s plans aren’t our plans.
We can make our plans, but we don’t have the control to make everything happen as we want. Our God has plans for us that are for our good, even when we don’t understand how it’s all going to work together.

PRAYER

Dear Lord, help me to trust in Your perfect timing even when things don’t seem to happen fast enough. I know that You have my best interest at heart. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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