Over the course of my 24 years on earth… I’ve heard timing being used as an excuse or more so a reason. Reasons why they can’t do something, excuses as to why God couldn’t possibly be right. Timing. I’ve heard people say “that it just isn’t the right time”, or you “caught me at bad time in my life”. How exactly does that work?
Everything enters your life for a reason. Children, New Jobs, friends, significant others, etc. When people cross our paths a lot of times that person has a purpose. But when you fight that timing, how could you benefit from it? If God has literally put it right in your face and you’re just as stubborn and blinded like the next.
When it comes to us humans, there is no such thing as perfect timing. No matter what happens, there will always be something left to do, a goal set to be accomplished, a situation that needs to be improved, or work. We tend to look at our lives based on what NEEDS to be done instead of what we HAVE. We skip out on what we may genuinely need because of what we desire. We base things in life on other people’s standards. We look at life based on where we THINK we should be at this point in our lives. Which makes us feel unworthy, insecure and defeated.
I’ve actually witnessed an absent parent tell a child, that “they were born at a bad time and he couldn’t “adjust” to the current situation, so he left”. Now… How exactly do you tell that to a child? Even in this sense, there is NO such thing as perfect timing. Even when couples feel that they are ready to conceive a lot of times it doesn’t happen when they want it to happen, and sometimes it doesn’t happen at all.
What does the bible say about timing?
‘There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.’Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NIV).
We tend to feel that we control the timing of things in our lives, and we also use it as an excuse… If God puts something in your life, it’s because HE feels that YOU need it. Who are we to say that HE’s wrong?
Life takes us by surprise. But we have to trust that our steps have been laid out way before we came to be. That everything that was meant for us will be ours when the time is right. But just not when OUR timing is right. Some of the best things have entered my life in what I deemed the wrong.
‘O LORD, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD. For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.’ Psalms 139
When I had my son, I felt that it ALL happened at the wrong time. I wasn’t ready to be a parent. I wasn’t ready for the responsibility. I was in the midst of changing my entire life. I had goals that I was hell bent on achieving, I had a career in mind, I was getting my degree. I was getting MY life in order MY WAY. After I had my son, my life changed. At first, I was stubborn. I didn’t want too many more aspects of my life to change. But slowly it did. God removed me from EVERY and I mean EVERY situation that wasn’t meant for me. From friends, to the change in my major, a change in goals and even starting this brand and business. It was ALL in GOD’s timing. Not mine.
Even though my life isn’t perfect, I’ve learned how to pray first and not question what God does in my life or what HE brings into it. When people fade out the same way they came in, it’s easier for me to “wish you well” with peace and blessings and let you go.
God’s timing is the perfect time. He is ALWAYS on time with what we need when we least expect it. I look at my son and I couldn’t imagine life without him. I look at how much my life has changed, how much I’ve progressed and I am eternally grateful. My life has changed in a way that has been for the better. Bettering self, getting on the path I’m supposed to be on and living my life with my select few that make me better. God’s not done with me yet, and I know that I am not at the end of my road, but it’s progressing.
“Until God opens a new door, praise HIM in the hallway”. Trust where you’re headed. What’s meant for you will be yours, and what isn’t will bring you nothing but disaster.
Good day, Good people!