He has made everything beautiful in its time.
He has also set eternity in the human heart;
yet no one can fathom what God has done from
beginning to end.
“He has made everything beautiful in its time”
Merry Christmas to you all. I hope you had
an amazing holiday so far! 🙂
Let’s get started…..
This scripture has really ministered
to me in this season. There are a lot of things I am
waiting on God for and at times I get frustrated, I
get discouraged, I lose sight of things but this verse
brought a lot of things into context. In 2016 I have
resolved to wait on God. There is a reason He wants
me to wait….let me not get ahead of myself. Let me
explain what I am taking about.
The world has conditioned us to think “instant”but God
teaches us to wait. I want you to see
there is a “time” that has to pass as you wait on God. When
you wait on God you put yourself in a position to see His
beauty unravel in your life.
We are too impatient at times.
Let’s look at a passage of scripture for a moment,
“He sent a man before them, Joseph, who was sold as
His feet they hurt with shackles;
He was put in chains of iron,
Until the time that his word [of
prophecy regarding his brothers]
The word of the Lord tested and refined
This passage of scripture in my opinion perfectly
illustrates what I am trying to say.
God gave Joseph a glimpse into his future but
there was a “time” that had to pass. Was it easy,
heck no. He was sold as a slave to a foreign land to a
foreign people. He was in chains and shackles and it
was painful. In the time of waiting he was being refined.
The word tested him. Waiting is never easy friends.
But we see something amazing in the midst of his trials.
God was making something beautiful. At first it seemed
like there was only ugliness but God had a plan. He was
creating something beautiful of his life. Joseph had to wait on God.
Was he confused, most probably, but he continued to trust
Because God loved Joseph he made him wait!
Just because something hasn’t come to pass in our lives
doesn’t mean God has abandoned us even though at
times it feels like it. Like Joseph, God makes us wait
because He loves us. He makes us wait because He
wants to give us His very best!
Making us wait is His way of showing His love for us.
Waiting is one of the processes God uses to bless us.
As I have waited on God I feel like my love and trust in
Him have been tested to the core. There is nothing like
waiting on God to reveal where your faith and heart are at.
When I got that revelation, I saw impatience for what
it really is.
Impatience stifles God’s beauty in our lives.
If we are impatient we are saying we don’t trust Him.
We must stop being impatient. We must learn to wait
The way God sees waiting and the way we see waiting
are very different. We must see waiting as an expression
of love, a very real love that God has for us.
I want to see His beauty in my life and even though it’s
hard I will wait on God. I don’t want to disqulaify myself
from His goodness because of impatience. He loves me
and that is why He makes me wait.
My life is in His hands. I have waited for a long time
already but if He is calling me to wait even more
then I will do it because I trust Him!
My encouragement to you friend is, keep on waiting.
God loves you so much and has only the best for you.
Don’t give up or let up. Wait on the Lord. He will come
through on His promise. He will not let you down. He is
making something beautiful in your life.
Will you wait?
photo credit: google images
Hi Rolain. Nice post. It’s true. If you stick with something long enough you see the blessing in commitment.
Thank you for your comment. God is good cause in our waiting He knows there is a blessing. Happy New Year to you!
Reblogged this on My Daily Musing and commented:
I love the way Rolain see things, :).
Thank you for the reblog! I really appreciate it. Have a great 2016 friend…..God bless you greatly! 😄
It was my pleasure, :),
“Waiting is the process he uses to bless us.” That’s so true!
Happy New Year to you, too, Rolain! What an honor to “meet” you in 2015! May God make straight your path for the next year!
Thanks Hannah. God has great things in store for you in 2016….
And I agree, it was great “meeting” you this year! 😄
God bless you.
The picture is so fitting … it draws you in for a great message. Blessings at Christmas and in the year ahead.
Happy New Year to you too friend and thank you.
Wise advice! The waiting process is part of preparing and molding us for what God has in store to not only appreciate it more, but to utilize the gifts He gives us to their greatest potential.
That’s right Nena. God is preparing us and molding us through the wait. I take comfort in the fact that my waiting time is not wasted. God is at work and I need to trust He is in control…..
We wait with faith. 🙂
Happy 2016 to you.
Happy new year to you too…. 🙂
It can be so hard to wait, but I think God can build and strengthen our faith as we do so.
I hope your year has started well Rolain, and that God would continue to reveal his beautiful plan to you as you wait…
My year has started very well thank you. There is a lot to do this year and I am really excited for it.
That is my desire as I wait. That God continues to strengthen my faith more and more. I don’t think I will ever get to a point where waiting will be easy but I do believe like you said my faith in Him will deepen and get stronger!
I hope you are excited about what God has in store for you this year…..It’s going to be a great year!
That’s great that your year is looking busy and full of purpose. Praying all things will be revealed in God’s perfect time. Amen – my biggest goal is to become more like Jesus in the waiting and the asking.
Thank you Ali.
May God grant you your heart’s desire and so much more….!
Leaning on Him and learning to give over all control during waiting periods creates so much growth in our relationship with Him! Great post!
Amen, amen and amen!!!
I couldn’t have said it better myself. There is real value in leaning on Him and waiting on Him!
Thanks for sharing that!
This is lovely and full of truth! If our God is who we say He is, we will trust in His plan for us. 🙂
That’s right Sarah….may He help us as we wait on Him. And thank you again!
Wow, I need to read this today! Great post!
Thank you Ebby. Enjoy what’s left of your week.
Strengthen us as we wait upon you Lord!
Yes and amen!
You have a very inspiring and lovely blog. Its my pleasure to meet you here. Thanks for following me, I followed you back to keep updated of your latest post.
Thank you very much for your kind words and for the follow….It’s great to meet you too…..God bless
Amen! Thank you for this!
God bless you 🙂
You welcome…this post is really close to my heart in this season. God has a plan in the waiting!!
Blessings to you too Neli!