How much? How many? How long do I have? Set the timer! The 15-minute meal. The four-minute mile. The 45 minute workout. And on and on and on. . .
From timed tests and drills to nine innings in a baseball game, we are time adjusted people. Deadlines are usually productive. Production is not everything. Manufacturing may turn out a great number of products; yet, the handmade product is superior because of painstaking care.
For instance, one can go to a local big box store and purchase a hair bow made in China. It is plain. The clips fail to grip the hair correctly. It does the job of decorating a hairdo. The alternatives are two: learn to make hairbows yourself, or find someone who makes bows handmade and with unique design.
God’s Word declares that each of us is made by God, His workmanship. (Ephesians 2:10) “For we are God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” God doesn’t make junk. You, me, we are God’s handiwork. It takes time and patience to make a masterpiece.
Now, time is no big thing to God. God is not a slave to a clock. God has all eternity at His disposal.
I do have a point. It is coming.
Are we so time driven that we put God on a time schedule? You say, “That is ridiculous!” Wait. I hear Christians do that all the time (oops, there’s that word). “If such and such doesn’t happen by thus and thus then I am going to do this or that.” That might be man’s way, but I beg to say, it is not God’s way. Wait. Wait longer. Wait some more.
Next time you are ready to dive into the unknown made of your own liking, remember how long Abraham waited for Isaac. Remember that David fled for a total of nine years from one place to another just to survive the outrage of King Saul’s jealousy. God will work His way for us in His time. There is no need to set an alarm clock for God.
I searched in vain for the lyrics to the song, “God’s Clock” and if any of my readers know the lyrics, please comment with them!
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