Ever been told to wait for God’s perfect timing? In His time?
I’ve been pondering that lately. I really have no idea what that even means.
Without a doubt, there is value to being patient, and letting things fall in place. Some things just take time, like spiritual growth, for instance.
Tell me, though: Is there any reference in the Bible to God’s perfect timing as it relates to our individual lives? I’m not aware of any. Further, I’m not aware of any Scripture that talks about our lives being perfect, with God providing the ‘perfect’ job and perfect ‘spouse.’ All of this occurs, of course, in God’s ‘perfect timing.’ If your life is going to fit perfectly into God’s perfect will, it probably helps to live a relatively ‘perfect’ life in the first place so you can be ‘perfectly’ in God’s will and not make any mistakes, lest your life isn’t perfect and you don’t get what’s perfect for you.
I’ve seen God work in my life despite myself, and there are things I haven’t pursued that I have been blessed with. However, there are also things I haven’t pursued in life that I don’t have. I can’t help but wonder if we too often use God’s timing as a copout to avoid risk and personal responsibility. What do you think?