Is your timing really perfect? Time marches on and we march with it. Sometimes I wonder about things that most people don’t … lol. However, timing has proven to be an always working thing in my life as it is in yours. Let me explain. I look back on my life and see all the mishaps that I created and that were created due to some choices I made myself and some that others made. In some instances I was collateral damage and others I just was damaged. But all things… ALL THINGS… were in their own time for a reason. God promises us He will work all things together for good for those that love Him and are called according to His purpose. I believe that with every fiber of my being. Many people misspeak that scripture. I have heard “all things work together for good” and they end it there. All things DO NOT work together for good. ALL things work… for those that love the Lord! Here is the exact scripture Romans 8:28 “28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” Anyway… I have made some of the most insane choices and sometimes they have proven to “work out” in the end and at other times … not so much. Let me explain one instance.
There is a man that I dated for a short period of time and needless to say things didn’t work for whatever reason. Anyway, we ended kind of rough and I have often wished I could have shared what God has done in my life since we broke it off. Well, I had the opportunity one night – finally – to tell him online – how I felt about what he did and how it affected me. As I was typing, the words just started coming out of my fingers – as they do many times when I am typing what God leads me to type. I was able to share how what happened to us may have been meant for bad… (evil) but God has used it for good. The good was to bring me back to Himself and to enrich my life beyond my imagination! I was the same but better, I explained, not expecting him to respond favorably at all. Without asking him if we could get together and talk sometime I simply told him a snippet of what God has done and how He has changed me. He simply said (over email and texting) that I was out of his league now and that he would have to decline. He gracefully declined to even see me to talk and that is ok with me. Why? Because I have fullness of joy in Christ! Joy that is unexplainable! God can do that if you allow Him to work in His time! I am so glad God presented the time to tell this man what I told him. But it had to be in God’s time because it was perfect! I know the timing was perfect because the words to share came so easily. They flowed onto the page as I was chatting with him. God moves me that way. He gives me words and I type them. I may pause and ask God for clarification but He always … ALWAYS … is faithful to give me just the right words to say and I am one grateful lady! God is a good God and is mighty to save!
There have been many other times that I have wanted to contact someone from the past and explain to them what has happened to me and how much fullness of joy I have now. How God has changed my life and how exciting it is to experience God in this way. I pray and God just says “No.” So… I don’t and I let it go. His timing is always perfect and it may be that He never gives me the go ahead to speak to anyone from my life before. I am just waiting on God to show me His will for the day today and the days to come. I am simply too happy and excited with my journey to run ahead of God now. There have been those that I have contacted me though or ones that have reconnected with me and they are so happy for me. The ones that I am referring to mostly are my dear friends from my class reunion. It was so exciting to see them and reconnect with some of them. There are a few that are such dear friends and I am so thankful they are back in my life! God has blessed me greatly with their friendship. This scripture comes to mind…
Isaiah 40:31 – But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew [their] strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; [and] they shall walk, and not faint.
Is there any dangling ending in your life? Your Past? Have you asked God about how to approach the situation or person so you can have some closure? Is there something that you think needs to be completed or wrapped up but just can’t seem to get done? Maybe it is not in God’s time yet. He has the perfect time for it to be “finished”. Pray about it and seek God’s answer and He may tell you .. but then again, He may tell you to “wait” with no other explanation. I have learned that trusting and waiting on Him will bring you the best results.
The Song – Walking With My Lord – Larnelle Harris