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Ecclesiastes 3-1 - Growing 4 Life

Have you ever wondered why God placed you on this earth at a certain time? Why not a 1000 years earlier or 50 years later? Solomon wrote in Ecclesiastes 3:2 There is a time to be born and a time to die. [1] Solomon speaks that our very life is placed in motion by God at a particular time for a particular reason because the Lord has a plan for our life. (Ref. Ephesians 2:8-10) If that were not true it would not make any difference when you were born.

Jesus’ Timing

Jesus went to a wedding with his disciples and mother where He addresses God’s timing. John 2:1The next day there was a wedding celebration in the village of Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the celebration. The wine supply ran out during the festivities, so Jesus’ mother told him, “They have no more wine.” “Dear woman, that’s not our problem,” Jesus replied. “My time has not yet come.” [2]

Later, Jesus would say that his hour had come. John 17:1 After saying all these things, Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son so he can give glory back to you.[3]If the Father would glorify the Son in the Crucifixion and Resurrection, the Son could, in turn, give eternal life to the believers and so glorify the Father.”[4] For all this to happen Jesus had to wait for His Father’s perfecting timing.

Timing in Our Lives

To keep in step with God’s perfect will, His timing, His plan for our life, we must guard against jumping ahead of Him. Although waiting on the Lord is not always easy, we can never go wrong by patiently letting Him lead us according to His timing. When we step ahead of Him, trouble awaits us, but if we trust His guidance, He will lead us into His will and accomplish more than we had in mind.

When we are in a hurry to make a decision and move forward rather than seeking God’s timing, we need to stop and think. Psalm 27:14 Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.

God’s timing isn’t just good; it’s perfect. He is all-knowing and knows all things in the past, present, and future. The Lord sees every aspect of our lives, including our needs and desires. In His great wisdom, He understands what’s best for us. His divine schedule for our lives is always perfect and achieves His good purposes.

A Breakthrough Prayer When Waiting for God’s Timing

Lord, I thank You that You will answer my prayers in Your perfect timing. Help me to pray by faith consistently and long-term, to believe, wait, and then move forward in Your timing. Help me to be patient in prayer, not give up, and trust You even during moments when I feel negative emotions. I don’t want to live by feelings but by faith. Help me not to take matters in my own hands. I choose to trust You, and I refuse to believe the lies of the enemy. I choose to be faithful in prayer (Colossians 4:2). Stretch my faith in the midst of the wait, just as You did with Your disciples when encountering a storm at sea I thank You that You have all wisdom and will answer my prayers in the perfect way. In Jesus’ name, amen. [5]

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[1-3] Tyndale House Publishers. (2013). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

[4] Barton, B. B. (1993). John (pp. 335–336). Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House.


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