God’s plan for His Son, Jesus is ordered. Everything happened at the exact time God had purposed. Nothing happened before or after the purposed timing of God. Many Bible references support this. Jesus Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners, when we were completely helpless. It was at God’s time, the right time, that God sent Jesus to the world. (See Romans 5:6, Galatians 4:4, Ephesians 1:10, 1Timothy 2:6 and 1Timothy 6:15.
Jesus was not even going to die before the appointed time. They tried to get Him arrested but no one was able to. Why? His time had not yet come. He successfully slipped away from the grip of those who wanted to hurt Him at that time (see John 7:30). However, when His time came, they didn’t even have to struggle to get Him. Everything just fell in place. His betrayer was at work at the right time. Everything occurs just at the proper time. God knows why this timing is important and someday, we will understand.
We must trust God’s timing for our lives. Let’s look at some instances in The Bible where timing was of great essence.
* Pharaoh was tormenting the Israelites. God showed up for the Israelites by bringing different plagues upon the land of Egypt. Despite the pain, agony and anguish the Egyptians were going through, Pharaoh did not bulge. He would not give up on frustrating the Israelites. The simple reason for this was that God was not yet done showing His great power to the enemies of His people and the Israelites themselves. God has a purpose for everything.
But I will make Pharaoh’s heart stubborn so I can multiply my miraculous signs and wonders in the land of Egypt. . .When I raise my powerful hand and bring out the Israelites, the Egyptians will know that I am the LORD.” (Exodus 7:3,5)
The LORD had said to Moses, “The king will continue to refuse to listen to you, in order that I may do more of my miracles in Egypt.” (Exodus 11:9 GNT)
* Lazarus’ story (in John 11) is another story that clearly shows how important timing is to God. Jesus received the news about Lazarus’ illness. His two sisters, Mary and Martha had sent word to Him. They expected Him to come right away and heal their brother. Jesus however did not go at that time. He waited two more days before going to see them. There was a greater miracle in the pipeline. God’s glory was to be revealed in a bigger way than just healing the sick. God was going to reveal His resurrection power. It was an opportunity to build up His disciples’ faith. I am sure they must have seen several sick people being healed by Jesus Christ. But you don’t see the dead come back to life everyday. It was also another opportunity to bring many to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. We all know that raising the dead is a big deal compared to healing the sick.
*Joseph became Prime Minister at the appointed time though he received the promise several years before the manifestation. He was being proofed and tested, he was being prepared for the greater glory ahead of Him. He had to face shame, ridicule, slavery, . . .in order to develop godly character in him
There is no mistake in God’s deeds. He never commits errors. He is ALWAYS right on time. Wait for God to rescue you and place you in safety. He is a faithful God. Wait for His favour. Don’t try to run ahead of God. Wait for God’s timing with patience and alertness.
Do you know what I remind myself about everytime? There is time for everything. And God makes all things beautiful in it’s time. If something I desire is not happenening for me, I simply tell myself, “It is not yet my time. When my time comes, no stoppability can stop my God.”
When God is ready to do what He believes His best for you, he does not need permission from anyone to bless you. He will break protocols if need be. God makes everything beautiful at the time allotted it for blossoming. If the time is not yet ripe, you will just keep giving yourself unnecessary headaches if you do not trust God’s timing for your life. God has good plans for everyone of us. These plans will only come to be, though, at the time He deems best.
Remember, “Write down clearly on tablets what I reveal to you, so that it can be read at a glance. Put it in writing, because it is not yet time for it to come true. But the time is coming quickly, and what I show you will come true. It may seem slow in coming, but wait for it; it will certainly take place, and it will not be delayed (Habakkuk 2:2-3).
God’s time is always the best!
~OMOSEBI Mary Omolola