In God’s Perfect Timing

I’m not sure how many times I’ve heard “in God’s timing” and rolled my eyes. Especially concerning something that I REALLY wanted.

“In God’s perfect timing” is not always the response we want to hear when our heart is burning with passion or a strong desire for something. I’m not sure how many times I’ve heard “in God’s timing” and rolled my eyes. Especially concerning something that I REALLY wanted. But, it wasn’t until I went ahead of God, a few times, that I learned the truth and importance of this statement. 

I was definitely a “touch the teapot to see if it’s hot” kind of girl however, after getting burned a few times, I decided I didn’t want to do that anymore! One of the most defining times was when I got into a relationship that I had no business in. It definitely should have been goodbye at hello. However, I ignored ALL the checks in my Spirit and dated the individual. Of course, at first, everything was amazing and I had “all the feels” but it wasn’t too soon after the honeymoon phase (which didn’t last long at all), that things took a turn for the worse and I found myself in situations that I would never have been in IF only I listened to God. 

Of course, with God being the God that He is, He gave me ways out over and over and over. When I finally took the way out, it was one of the hardest but freeing feelings I had experienced. The freeing part was being out of the unhealthy relationship but the hard part was dealing with the residue of it. Why did it have to take getting burned for me to learn? Why couldn’t I just take the Lord’s convictions at face value and turn away? These were the questions I constantly asked myself when I had to face the aftermath of dating this person and healing. I don’t have the exact answers but I think feeding my flesh and disobedience fit the bill. And it was a hefty price to pay.

Now, when God speaks or doesn’t give me peace about a decision, I am SO careful to listen. It has been vital in my walk with God and it’s vital for yours too. I know many of you can probably relate to moving ahead of God whether it pertains to a relationship, job, finances, etc. But what would it look like if we listened the first time versus having to learn the hard way? I think that would be a BEAUTIFUL thing. So, I want to challenge you to reflect on some decisions you may be debating and evaluate if deciding towards or away from the life you’ve been praying for”

  1. If I make this decision, who am I pleasing the most?
  2. What are the good and bad consequences of this decision? 
  3. How does this decision align with my purpose/calling? 
  4. Have I prayed about it? Like REALLY prayed about it and WAITED on God to respond?
  5. Is this something God put His name on or that I’m attaching His name to? (there’s a difference)

I hope these questions help guide you in making the God decisions for your life. Even if they don’t feel good at the moment, remember that going with God is ALWAYS for our good. One of the best things about being Holy Spirit-led is that we don’t have to learn the hard way because He only wants the best for us and will guide us to that best at every turn. It’s up to us to follow. If you’ve already made a decision that you know was outside of God’s will/timing for you, it is not the end. Repent and ask the Lord to place you back in His will and then, OBEY + FOLLOW Him forreal forreal this time. No turning back. We need your obedience, sis. I promise you it’s all going to be worth it!