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Are you waiting for God’s timing? Are you waiting to have a child, to get married, to find a job, to overcome an illness, or other important aspects of life? To keep in step with God’s perfect will, we must guard against jumping ahead of Him.

In our current ministry situation we are waiting on God’s timing. 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 waiting for God’s timing, we need to heed the words of Psalm 27:14. Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord. [1]

God’s Timing in Scripture

Throughout the Bible we see God’s timing and none more important that the birth of Jesus Christ. Gal. 4:But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born  dof a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.[2]

The birth of Jesus was all about God sending His Son who would be the Lamb of God who would take away the sins of the world. (Ref. John 1:29) If Jesus did not die on the cross to pay the price for our sins, we could not be adopted into His family.

Jesus Waited for God’s Timing

Jesus was born at a certain time and He would die at a certain time to fulfill the Biblical prophecies. On the day before Jesus was crucified, He spoke to His disciples about God’s timing. 

John 13:31 As soon as Judas left the room, Jesus said, “The time has come for the Son of Man to enter into his glory, and God will be glorified because of him. 32 And since God receives glory because of the Son, he will give his own glory to the Son, and he will do so at once.

B. Barton explains, “In Bible times, the “glory” of something was not only in its appearance but also in what it would accomplish, in its purpose, such as when a field is finally ready for harvest. Thus to “glorify” means to exalt by completing the task, or to express the essential nature of something by bringing it to fruition. The scope and wonder of God’s marvelous plan of salvation will only be apparent with Jesus’ death and resurrection. Jesus again stated His resolve to see His mission to its completion.”[3]

God’s Timing for You

In God’s perfect timing He cast a net to gather you into His boat of faith. Maybe that is happening right now as you read this. God is calling you to confess your sins and place your faith in Him, or He may be calling you to a deeper faith. Don’t resist God’s timing. Don’t fight His arms of love and compassion. To hear more about the timing of Jesus, listen here:

[1] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Ps 27:14). Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

[2] The New King James Version. (1982). (Ga 4:4–5). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

[3] Barton, B. B. (1993). John (p. 281). Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House.

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