Today’s Five Minute Friday free-write is on the word “Time.” Here goes:
What came to mind is God’s time versus my time. And they so often aren’t compatible! God’s timing seems slow and painful at times as I try to reconcile it with the timing I so desire. And yet at other times I can look back and see God’s providence through it all and realize that His timing was best after all.
So when am I okay with God’s timing and when do I try to make my own timing work? Hmm, that is a good question to ponder. I think that I am okay with God’s timing for the big things, the issues that are truly outside of my control or my direction. It is then that I wait and trust much easier for His workings to come about in my life.
It is the little things of my life, or the daily and everyday issues that I have a harder time giving up to God’s timing. For it is in these things that I feel I AM capable, I AM in control, I AM within my “right” to handle these things on my own. I often try to bring them about in my own timing, to make them happen, to rush things or put things off as the situation so deserves.
I think the time has come to try and reconcile the two times (God’s time and my time) and I’ll be much better and wiser for it!