TIMING: A critical factor in business.
Success often depends upon sensing the moment and moving with the market. Failure to provide the right product or service at the right TIME can spell disaster.
God also has a perfect TIMEtable. And we can easily miss it by:
Rushing ahead of Him — Often out of impatience, presumption or impetuousness.
“He who makes haste with his feet errs.” (Proverbs 19:2b)
Lagging behind Him — Often out of fear of failure or perfectionist tendencies.
Because God has a perfect TIMEtable, “He has made everything beautiful in its TIME.” (Ecclesiastes 3:11)
For example: Upon learning of Lazarus’ illness, Jesus delayed traveling to visit him by two days to await his death. Upon His arrival, Christ found Lazarus entombed and proceeded to raise him to life. (See John 11:1-42)
God’s perfect TIMING!
QUESTION: Do you have challenging decisions on your hands? Then follow the Psalmist’s counsel on tapping into God’s TIMING:
(1) “Rest in the Lord…
(2) Wait patiently for Him…
(3) Keep to His way… ”
He then promises to “exalt you to inherit the land“! (Psalm 37:5, 7, 34, 37)
May I suggest two additional considerations in determining God’s TIMING:
1. Inner Peace: “And let the peace of Christ RULE in your heart… ” (Colossians 3:15a) If you lack inner peace, the TIME to act is not now.
2. Your wife’s consensus: God has endowed our spouses with a ton of common sense, and an intuitive capability that far surpasses that of most men. A man therefore, is a FOOL if he chooses to ignore his wife’s advice as it relates to TIMING.
Because TIMING is so essential for success, God invites us to walk with Him in the living out of our lives. After all, “He has made everything beautiful in its TIME.”