Few years back, I sat beside a senior colleague at an event and we chatted about a number of things. It got to a point when she mentioned that with her phone, she could send text messages to several recipients at once. She also talked about some other things she could do with that phone of hers. It all sounded strange to me at the time because the phone I was using didn’t have that kind of function. My phone was a much cheaper version than hers.
Today, years later, I can do exactly what she said she could do with her phone then with my own phone. As a matter of fact, I know there are so many other things I can do with my phone now that couldn’t be done with the phone she was using at that time.
I was reminded of that incidence this morning and would like to share with you what was impressed on my heart.
That really is how life is.
We find ourselves at different seasons of life at different times.
There is therefore no reason to envy someone who is in a particular season of life that you are not yet in.
You don’t have to be sad because your friends are married and you’re not or because they now have three posh cars each while you can only boast of a bicycle.
Learn from the Preacher:
I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all. (Ecclesiastes 9:11 KJV)
Time and chance happen to us all.
The aim of this post is to encourage you to wait on the Lord and joyfully wait for your own time.
Your time is yours and your blessings will not pass you by at that time.
That someone else has “stepped up” before you doesn’t make you less of a person than him or her.
Don’t give up. Continue climbing your own ladder. Soon you will get to your desired destination.
God is working in you and for you though you may not understand.
But in the end, does it really make a difference what anyone does? I’ve had a good look at what God has given us to do—busywork, mostly. True, God made everything beautiful in itself and in its time—but he’s left us in the dark, so we can never know what God is up to, whether he’s coming or going. I’ve decided that there’s nothing better to do than go ahead and have a good time and get the most we can out of life. That’s it—eat, drink, and make the most of your job. It’s God’s gift. (Ecclesiastes 3:9-13 MSG)
Enjoy the season you find yourself in per time.
And when your time finally comes, it will be to you like a dream. And at that time you will forget your travails. Your mouth will be filled with the kind of laughter that drowns every element of sorrow.
That time is almost here. I believe it strongly.
-OMOSEBI Mary Omolola (PhD)