Fear of Running Time

    Have you ever been in a situation where you thought that time was running and your heart skipped and almost popped out? That moment you kept trying to navigate through time and your hurting heart couldn’t stop wondering when God is going to show up? Your birthday is coming up and your mind goes “I haven’t achieved this yet”, “I haven’t experienced this in my life yet”, Or perhaps, I’m in my late twenties or early thirties, and I’m not married yet? Many times, we experience this in specific situations that highlight the passage of time.

    The truth is this, we all want good things to happen in our lives, but too often we want it now. We have our minds fixated on when and how we want them to happen. We always want to know when and how everything is going and this detrimental to our Christian walk. Learning to know how to trust the one who created Time and knows all things is the key to our peace.

    Prov 16:9 In their hearts, humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps

    God wants us to live by discernment—revelation knowledge, not head knowledge. It’s difficult to exercise discernment if you’re always trying to figure everything out. But when you’re willing to say, “God, I can’t figure this out, so I’m going to trust You to give me a revelation that will set me free,” then you can be comfortable despite not knowing. One of the ways we trust is by waiting. Many of us want change, but we don’t want to go through the waiting process. when we wait on God, we develop patience. Patience is only developed only under trial, so we must not run from difficult situations. 

    But let endurance and steadfastness and patience have full play and do a thorough work, so that you may be perfectly and fully developed [with no defects], lacking in nothing (James 1:4).

    Lack of patience and fear of running time has led many into misery, regret, and perhaps destiny truncation. God doesn’t operate according to a calendar or clock or even human deadline for that matter. He is TIME himself. He decides what is late and what is early. We learn to trust God by going through many experiences that require trust. By seeing God’s faithfulness over and over, we let go of trusting ourselves, and gradually we place our trust in Him. Looking at it like this, it is easy to see how timing plays an important part in learning to trust God. If he did everything we asked for immediately, we would never grow and develop. Timing and trust work side by side. Although not knowing the exact timing might be frustrating, it is often what keeps us in his program

    Always remember this God is Never Late and Rarely Early. He is always exactly right on time. Don’t let the calendar or the timeline of men push you into displacement, fear and error.

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