It sounds simple but sometimes we have to give time to time.
“Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret — it leads only to evil. For those who are evil will be destroyed, but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land.” – Psalms 37:7-9
Can you imagine how much more prepared we could be if we allowed God to fully finish developing us? Think about it. We used to be called a microwave generation, now we don’t even want to wait on the microwave. We want everything at our fingertips. I remember dialup internet. Now we have a problem if it takes more than two seconds to get to a website.
We even feel that sometimes God is moving slow, but what we need to do is learn how to wait on God and His timing because if we don’t we become what is called “rushed BBQ” — overcooked on the outside, but undeveloped (or cooked) on the inside. Yes, we have all had that meat before. We must allow marinating time and simmering time (everybody loves aged slow cooked meat).
Remember, you can’t turn up the heat nor microwave and rush the process because God’s timing is perfected through patience.
Jean Ward is pastor of East Atlanta Church.