Have you heard of the expression “Slow and steady wins the race”? What about this one? “The patient dog gets the biggest bone.” These expressions show us that the race is not won by the swift or strong, it is won by those who trust in God’s timing and run their race according to God’s pace.
Sometimes, we get tempted to look at how everyone else is doing. We get discouraged especially when we see others making progress and we not. The more we look at other people’s accomplishments, the more we take the foot of the pedal of our own progress. Off course, there is nothing wrong with admiring others or learning from people but we must never mistake quick progress whether it is business, ministry or relationship with true success.
There is a very familiar story in the bible about Abraham and Sarah. God promised to give them a son. They received the word with some excitement, however after 10 years of waiting for a child, they began to lose steam. Their faith faltered and they began they began to think of ways to make things happen in their own strength.
Gen 16:1-3 says
” Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. But she had an Egyptian slave named Hagar; so she said to Abram, “The Lord has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my slave; perhaps I can build a family through her.” Abram agreed to what Sarai said. So after Abram had been living in Canaan ten years, Sarai his wife took her Egyptian slave Hagar and gave her to her husband to be his wife.”
Their wish to take matters in their own hands, resulted in some consequences and troubles that lasted even beyond their life times. They jumped the gun, God told them He would bless them with their own son but they got impatient. I know it seems unfair to call Abraham and Sarah impatient especially after waiting on God to deliver for 10 years. However, patience in God’s eyes is not determined by how long you wait but by our willingness to just wait regardless of how long. If we are willing to wait and abide in God no matter how long it takes, you will get to your “promised land” in God’s time.
My friends, God has you on schedule, trust the path He has carved out for you and trust in God’s timing. I am praying for you today for God to keep you focused on His path for your life and for God to grant us all divine patience to trust in His timing. God bless.