Oftentimes, when we think of God’s perfect timing, “waiting” comes to mind; as in things are moving slowly.
But I’m introducing to you a fresh perspective.
God’s timing simply refers to his pace.
Being in God’s perfect timing means we are keeping with the pace of God.
Which is critically important because lazily dragging our feet is just as detrimental to our process as recklessly rushing.
We’ve discussed a few times during this Waiting is a Verb, Luv series that it’s not a matter of “if”, it’s a matter of “when”. The opportunity to obtain what we have been praying for will indeed arise front and center! But will you be ready?
And before you shout “girl yes!”, I need you to really ponder on if you are truly preparing for what you have been praying for.
Isaiah 43:19 NLT
For I am about to do something new.
See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?
I will make a pathway through the wilderness.
I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.
“See, I have already begun!” says the Lord.
One of the things that I love about how God works is that our timelines are at work in conjunction with other people’s life timelines, even people we don’t even know.
The Lord is the producer and director of this stage play called Life and one monkey doesn’t stop the show. Life goes on whether you are ready or not. The plan of God is already in motion and He is never not moving.
He has already begun (and has finished, but that’s another topic) whether it feels and looks like it to us or not.
Now, I am a firm believer of “what’s for you is for you” but I also believe “what’s for you could’ve been for you five years ago if you had been prepared”.
Our lack of preparation can cause us to fumble opportunities that are in need of our readiness.
The best wisdom to receive is the wisdom learned by witnessing the hard-learned life lessons of others.
If you are a Cutie (a loyal member of this multimedia ministry), you know that the whole theme of The Khi Series is “Khi did that so you don’t have to go through that”.
For me personally, there are fast-approaching opportunities that I know I would’ve been better prepared for in the natural had I obeyed the voice of God last season (and the season before that).
I dragged my feet with procrastination back then and it heavily weighed on my conscious in this current season (until I prayed for forgiveness and relief actually this morning).
But praise God that in spite of my delayed obedience (which is disobedience), he still is faithful enough to move forward and fulfill his promises to me.
I could allow condemnation and guilt to sneak in about the former or I can roll up my sleeves, get productive and trust God to fill in the cracks.
Isaiah 43:18, 25 NIV
18 Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
25 “I, even I, am he who blots out
your transgressions, for my own sake,
and remembers your sins no more.
If you are currently in a season where you feel the urging of Holy Spirit to do something that may not make sense, do it! And do it without delay! Remember, the best wisdom to receive is from watching from the sidelines.
The tasks you are being presented with may not make any sense to the current circumstance but it very well may give you a headstart in what’s to come.
If you’re like me and also find yourself in a place of regret, guiltiness and condemnation of what you should’ve done back then to be better prepared in the present, please be encouraged.
First of all, go to God right now and ask him for forgiveness. Converse with him; let him know that you have learned now to no longer delay or procrastinate when Holy Spirit lays action on your heart.
Secondly, know that you are forgiven instantly. & lastly, stand on the scriptures above. He doesn’t even remember our sins anymore. We can move forward in newness, wisdom, and productivity.
You have not been consecrated so preciously to not be preparing for what’s on the other side.
What are you supposed to be doing right now?
Is it practicing self-discipline and consistency? Is it writing a business plan? Is it saving money? Is it praying a little more?
If you do not know, it would be a great idea to go to your Creator for the answer. Ask him for guidance. Your steps are already ordered, ask Him to lead you.
I plead with you, daughter of Zion, come into agreement with God and where he has you in this current season.
That first step will allow you to get in his presence therefore thrusting you into his pace.
From personal experience, once I submitted to God and came into agreement with his plan, he began downloading what I should be doing and how I should be doing it. And now, I know this is to literally have me in a position of readiness, preparation and boldness when my opportunity arises.
The reason why we are here at this appointed time is so very important, I can’t stress that enough.
It is so necessary and so much bigger than us.
It is important that we do not rush and it is equally important that we do not delay.
Listen to the podcast component of Keep Up with The Pace here!
Also, be encouraged with the jams on the Waiting is a Verb Luv playlist! Play here.
Talk to you soon!