One Minute with God: Timely Delay
From the moment we are born, into our adolescence, and even through our adult years, we are inadvertently trained to think of everything through the scope of time. For example; what time do we get up, what time do we begin our workday, what time do we end our work week, what is a good age and time to get married, when should we retire, and the list goes on...
We all struggle with believing that we possess some control of our lives and that we can plan our life events according to our personal timeline. This may seem like the characteristics of a disciplined person but, what we fail to see is that we are but stewards of our time rather than owners of our time. Just consider what happens to us when our plans are frustrated, or that vacation trip we so eagerly awaited is canceled? Don’t we become so easily disheartened and perplexed?
The Bible teaches us that there is a time, and season for everything in life. And, just like you and I can not control the time the sun rises or the moon sets, or when the clouds will form and send us rain. So, God is in control of our every time and season. Eternity is not confined by our timeless ranting, but someday He will reveal to us how time, and time again he has saved us from unknown troubles. God may just be doing an eternal work of the trust in our hearts.
1My son, do not forget my teaching but keep my commands in your heart, 2for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity. 3Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. 4Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. 5Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.