I always seem to have the worst timing. Take for example the time when I was changing my daughter.
Not great timing on my part. First time mom, first time poop explosion. Shocking is what it was. I had no idea that could happen.
Or, the time we took the kids out, only to have another poop explosion in the car, which landed me another major cleanup.
(I know what you’re thinking, that’s my husband in the picture not me. But in all fairness, I did have to help clean it up…lol)
Why does timing always seem to bite me in the butt?
And yet, timing is everything. It’s the difference between winning or losing a game, between meeting your spouse or someone else, between landing your dream job or still dreaming about it.
Without perfect timing, the things that you’ve been wanting, dreaming of, planning for, never come to light.
So how do you get perfect timing? Well, YOU can’t. I know, sorry. I can’t either and it’s because we aren’t perfect.
So if we aren’t perfect, how can we have perfect timing?
For a girl who loves to be in control of the future, plan in detail and know for certain what tomorrow will bring, it’s a hard pill to swallow. I hate not knowing, and I hate not being perfect. I don’t want to fail; I don’t want to make mistakes. I want everything to work out the way I planned.
Unfortunately, the reality is we aren’t perfect, and so we can’t create perfect timing.
But guess who can?
GOD HAS PERFECT TIMING. And because of that, he can incorporate a whole lot of perfect timing into your life…. IF YOU LET HIM.
There was a man named Elisha, who was a prophet. God used Elisha to speak his message to others and perform great miracles. One day, “Elisha had told the woman whose son he had brought back to life (Yes, you read that right. God gave Elisha the power to bring a boy back to life. Crazy. He was dead one minute, and then alive the next.), “Take your family and move to some other place, for the Lord has called for a famine on Israel that will last for seven years.” So the women did as the man of God instructed.” 2 Kings 8:1-2
After the famine, she came back and went to see the king to try and get her house and land back.
“As she came in, the king was talking with Gehazi, the servant of the man of God (Elisha). The king had just said, “Tell me some stories about the great things Elisha has done.” And Gehazi was telling the king about the time Elisha had brought a boy back to life. At that very moment, the mother of the boy walked in to make her appeal to the king about her house and land.
“Look, my lord the king!” Gehazi exclaimed. “Here is the woman now, and this is her son – the very one Elisha brought back to life!”
“Is this true?” the king asked her. And she told him the story. So he directed one of his officials to see that everything she had lost was restored to her, including the value of any crops that had been harvested during her absence.” 2 Kings 8:4-6
God had timed it out perfectly. This king, who very likely, would never have given the women her house and land back not only gave it back but insisted she receive the value of her crops for those lost seven years. God blessed this woman because she was faithful to God, and patiently waited on his timing.
So what does that mean for you and me?
In order to let God orchestrate his perfect timing in your life, you need to be PATIENT. It’s sooo hard, but soooo worth it.
The other day I was driving in traffic. Well, at this point I wasn’t really driving, I was more like at a standstill. I saw the lane next to me moving. I kept waiting for it to slow down and mine to pick up but it didn’t happen. So impatiently, I quickly switched lanes. Wouldn’t you know it? As soon as I switched lanes, a city bus a few cars ahead of me pulls over to let people out. Meanwhile, the other lane I just switched from picked up.
Ahh, so frustrating. I waited for what felt like an eternity, but nothing was happening so I switched lanes. Then, I ended up worse off than if I had just waited it out in the first place.
If only I had been a bit more patient, I would have been better off.
That’s how it is with God. If you patiently wait for God to work in your life, you will get where you want to be. It may take longer than you’d like, but in the end you will be better off for it.
And wouldn’t you rather wait for him and his perfect timing then make a move on your own and get stuck?
I know I would because my timing stinks (literally)