Philippians 1:6 says, “Be confident of this, that he who begin a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Jesus Christ.” One of life’s frustrations is that God’s timetable is rarely the same as ours! God is never in a hurry, but he is always on time. He will use your entire lifetime to prepare you for your role for eternity. Look at the life of Moses. God took 80 years to prepare Moses, 40 of those years were in the desert! I don’t know about you, but I am a very impatient person. I am like that kid in the back seat of the car that is headed on a long trip. You know that kid, that kid that keeps asking are we there yet? How much further? But God is patient, and He will never rush the process. You can count on that.
When God wants to make a mushroom, he does it overnight, but when he wants to make a oak tree, he takes 100 years. Slow down, be patient, and wait on the Lord. God doesn’t need your help, He is quite capable of working everything out. I have been know to put things together without using the instructions, because in my mind, reading the instructions will take to long. So I spread out all the pieces, and take a look at the box, and I start putting everything together. Some how, there always seems to be left over parts! Most of the time, I end up taking something back apart, and I finally slow down enough to read the instructions. It seems to work a whole lot better that way.
There are no shortcuts when it comes to maturity. Believe God is working in your life even when you don’t feel it. Even the sail made it to the ark, eventually! I hope you have a great Hump Day. I will see you tomorrow.