Wait on your God continually.
In a new translation of the Consolations of the German monk, Thomas à Kempis, we find an interesting translation of John 7:6, which is the verse where Jesus told His brothers to go on to Jerusalem for, said Jesus, the right time had not come for Him; but anytime was right for them. In Consolations by à Kempis, Jesus simply said, in paraphrase: “We’re on different timetables, you and I.”
Do you ever sense God saying that to you: “We’re on different timetables, you and I”? It often seems that God’s schedule is different from our own. We want to go, go, go; but God says, “Wait, wait, wait.” It takes time for His providential orderings to fall into place, and it takes a while for our own faith and patience to fully ripen. That’s why King David said, “Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He will strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the Lord” (Psalm 27:14).
Warren Wiersbe wrote, “The ability to calm your soul and wait before God is one of the most difficult things in the Christian life. Our old nature is restless . . . the world around us is frantically in a hurry. But a restless heart usually leads to a reckless life.”
His timetable is always best!
Be assured that if God waits longer than you could wish, it is only to make the blessing doubly precious.