Hey there, guys! Happy Sunday to all of you 🙂 ❤ I was inspired to write this post because I would like to further share what has been on my heart lately. Just like I wrote about here (and here, too!), I have been having a good many thoughts on what my future holds, which includes where the Lord will lead me in the coming years of my life.
I used to see my future as being something that’s in my control. That is, I thought my future depended on how much I put into it.
Because I love being productive and knowing for certain I’m getting things done, it has bothered me for the longest time that that which lies ahead in my life is completely unknown to me, concealed in a dense fog.
I would think that to be within His will, I needed to have a good idea of what lay ahead.
If the Lord would only let me get a peek inside, I’d basically think to myself, then I’d know how to prepare, be ready, and enjoy it when it gets here.
It was hard for me to accept that His timing was not my own, because waiting on Him to work things out in my life seemed like a waste of time. Why would it be His will for me to sit and do nothing for days, weeks, even years while He worked behind the scenes?
These thoughts (and the solution He has given me) are what inspired the title of this post.
“He knows when we are willing to hear His answers.” – Dr. Charles Stanley
This quote absolutely blew me away.
He knows exactly when the moment has come to reveal to me the plans He has for me – not a moment sooner, nor a moment later.
I understand that waiting is hardly, if ever, easy. I have wanted countless things before it was my time to have them … however, with each and every situation where I felt impatient was helping me to learn that there is so much more to faith than simply waiting to make our move until God speaks.
Faith is about trusting Him while the clock is ticking away.
Faith is proof of the fact that we know His timing is completely perfect.
Faith shows that we know He has a great plan that is not hindered by calendar days.
Faith grows in these hard conditions, watered by His grace.
True faith is utterly convinced that He knows us so much better than we do.
When we trust in Him, He is absolutely faithful to manifest the plans He has for us in our lives. He will not forget about us … and He knows just when we are ready to hear about the things He has for us.
“However, as it is written, what no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived – the things God has prepared for those who love Him-” – 1 Corinthians 2:9
“Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” – Psalm 27:14