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Time Waits For God’s Children

Day 315
Verse of the day

So David rose earlyin the morning, left the sheep with a keeper, and took the things and went asJesse had commanded him. And he came to the camp as the army was going out tothe fight and shouting for the battle.

1 Samuel 17:20

Time waits for no one? Time waits for God’s children.

It is good to achieve things early, it’s also fine to be a late bloomer. We, as imitators of Jesus, are to produce the fruit of patience, of seeing things with an eternal lens, just like our Father does.

Our chief motivation towards fulfillment should have very little to do with being at par with others – for it is unwise to make such comparisons – but to be in line with His purposes for us. Thus, if Father were to desire that you reached a certainmilestone ten years later than a friend you know, you should be as thankful as you would have been if you’d reached it ten years earlier.

This call to a life of patience is a call to live with the understanding that time waits for God’s children.

Abraham had Isaac at 100, and he was every bit the child of promise. Sarah his wife was 90 at the time. Goliath the giant gave the Israelites 40 days to present a man to fight him. David the youth showed up on the fortieth day to defeat him. The Lamb slain from the foundation of the world took millennia to hang on the cross. And this was in its time.

None of these events were late. God is never late. Doesn’t this encourage you to wait on Him in wholehearted trust?

Yes, it is good to have a go at things, for greater is He that is in you than He that is in the world. But we must be careful not to be ahead of Him. Being in tune with Him keeps our desires and motives in check and ensures that we don’t just have wins, but that these wins and the processesleading up to them, pull us in the direction of being just like Him.

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Today’s Confession

Father, You have made provision for my patience and trust in You. I choose to live with this knowledge, to make comparisons to no one, and to see things from an eternal perspective.

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