SHE stops checking the time
*checks phone* 4:00PM
...10 minutes later
*checks phone* 4:01PM
Time always seems to go slow when you're waiting for something.
Minutes seem like hours. Hours feel like days.
Waiting is one of my least favorite things to do.
Especially in this 'next day delivery' and 'instacart' society that we live in, it's hard to reconcile sometimes, that time has not caught up with...the times.
In this modern world, when we want something, before we know it we have a email confirmation that says "it should arrive within 24-48 hours". Waiting seems to be a thing of the past.
God is not concerned with being modern.
God doesn't not work on our time. He does answer all our prayers based on our selected time frame.
The concept of time is irrelevant to Him because He determines time in the first place.
"God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’”
God is Old School. New School. and for continuity...Future School?
Everything that God gives is always on time.
While that sounds good to shout during praise and worship or post as an inspirational online message, it's hard to live it out every day. It's hard when our perfect timing doesn't line up with his.
In this season of waiting in my life, I've watched time pass.
Birthdays have been celebrated. Stages of life have been entered. Physical locations have changed.
Across these different points in life, some prayers seem like they have stayed the same.
"Lord, I continue to believe/trust you to do ______"
"The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness..."
2 Peter 3:9
It can seem like God is purposely trying to keep answered prayers from us for no reason at all. But He operates far from that, friend.
One thing that I know is completely out of my control, is when things will happen in my life. What I can control is how I act while I wait. I don't want to spend my season of waiting, constantly checking the time or calendar anticipating for things to be different. It won't make the time go any faster. Instead I want to be Christ-like and be present, in the moment. Take in the here and now, so I don't miss out on the blessings that God has for me today.
I don't know what you're asking or have been asking God for. It may not come today or tomorrow, or even this year, as it may be disheartening to accept. But the time you have until that day, are still so valuable. In fact, how we spend our time in the present will directly impact how we enjoy our future.