Timing is everything, folks! So throw out your watch? Well, maybe that’s extreme, but what I’d like to say to you today involves a little bit of faith, a little bit of hope and a lot of trust in God’s perfect timing. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. God is never late. God is never early. God is always right on time. So how does this apply to life? It applies in every which way.
Recently I was blessed to discover that some of my health counseling was put to great use in the life of a friend and relative who is suffering from a currently incurable disease. I won’t get into too much of the detail with you here, but I will say that some information I believe was a combination of inspiration and previous knowledge has been buying this friend the most valuable thing in the world: time. What that time is going to be for I’m sure is something great. Whether it’s peace and reconnection with friends and family, or the amount of time necessary for doctors and scientists to find a cure, I don’t know, but God does.
I will tell you now that I believe that God’s plan is always in perfect timing. Here is a small example of what I mean. I don’t wear a watch and honesty, I can’t see the time on my phone. I don’t hurry, and I rarely sit and wait. I go about my life with faith that I will make it to where I need to be on time. Guess, what? I’m never late. I don’t say that to toot my own horn, friends. No, I say it to hopefully encourage you to relax about time. I see people everywhere hurrying and scurrying and I tell you what, I may not be able to see everything clearly, but I can certainly see that obsession with time causes nothing but stress and anxiety. Does this mean that you shouldn’t be concerned with being on time for work, school or social meetings? Well concerned is the wrong word here. It is very important to keep your promises and not keep people waiting. I simply believe that if we were to hand off the timing of our day to God (God being omniscient and all) God will certainly get you to where you need to be when you need to be there. On top of that, you can save yourself the anxiety and stress that comes along with all watches, Timex and Rollex alike.
I’m not asking you to toss your watch. I’m not asking you to never ask the time. But watching the clock at work, at home, in class, or in traffic is not the best way to know you’ll get to where you need to be on time. It’s not going to ensure that you are in the right place at the right time. But, I’ll tell you what will! A little bit of faith, a little bit of hope and a lot of trust in God’s perfect timing.