“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1 NIV)
One morning following a Bible Study, I spoke with a group of women on the importance of disciplined, daily, personal devotions. Suddenly I realized I was late for a meeting on the other side of town.
The Lord calmed my spirit and said to my heart that He was in control, to trust Him. We finished our discussion and I encouraged them to set aside time for their relationship with the Lord. At 12:45 I walked into the next meeting and apologized for being forty-five minutes late. They said, “Oh, no, you’re fifteen minutes early!”
Do you ever find yourself committed to be in different places at the same time? One Sunday morning I realized, five hours from home, that I was scheduled to be in two meetings that night. I recognized it as a test, an opportunity to trust God and wait on Him. Ten minutes after pulling my car into the garage, I received a phone call from a friend. When I told him of my conflict, he offered to take care of one of the meetings for me – an answer to prayer!
I was asked to get an additional player for our Bridge group. During my devotions that morning I asked God to please help me know the right person to call. My phone rang. A member of the group asked if she could play with us even though she had not signed up. I just smiled and said “Thank you, God!”
God’s timing is perfect. We think we are in control, fooling ourselves. He will always lead us in the best way, at the best time, with no stress.
I will relax and enjoy everything in His perfect time. I hope you will, too!