Becoming is never giving up on the idea that there’s more growing to be doneMichelle Obama
We live on the time side of eternity. This means we are finite, we have a start point and a time will come when we will end. Since life is limited, we often find ourselves pressured by deadlines and milestones set by ourselves or society.
For example, there is a set time to be done with a first degree. Nowadays, the average age is as low as 20. This gives you enough time to get a Masters degree and work experience by 25. Hence, you’re probably getting married before 27 and giving birth to your first child before 30. This sounds like a plan, but we missed one tiny detail; LIFE HAPPENS.
Everything may seem like its going on well until something tragic happens that changes the trajectory of life. Life always finds a means of reminding us how human we are.
Abraham was a man who feared the Lord. He loved God to the point that he left his location without knowing his destination and he kept on going until God said stop. The bible records he was a man of faith.
He obeyed God without hesitation yet he and his wife Sarah were unable to have a child for 25 years. During this period, Sarah gave Hagai – her handmaid, to him and she bore him Ishmael. He was not the child of promise. They waited some more until God gave them Isaac. The surprising part was after this long wait and emotionally draining journey, the bible records that it happened at just the time God said it would.
She became pregnant, and she gave birth to a son for Abraham in his old age. This happened at just the time God said it would.Genesis 21:2 (NLT)
My question is why was God’s timing for them 25 years into their marriage? Or why didn’t God just say it from the beginning to prepare them for the journey? The answer is because God is different from us. He created time and He lives in eternity. He cares about your journey and your pain but He is under no pressure whatsoever to work things according to your timing or your finite imagination. He created time and He knows the end from the beginning.
God gave Abraham the instruction to wait so he knew the promise would definitely come. What has God told you? Search your life and ensure you are in right standing with God, sow all the right seeds, pray and pray true. If after all this God says wait? Then you should actually rest a little.
If you have done everything right without progress, then remember that seeds take time to grow. You have to water those seeds, expose it to adequate sunlight, give it space and most importantly give it time.
So, this is an open letter to all those graduating at 25, those single in their 30s, those with businesses that have failed and those who are yet to own their own cars and live in their own house as an adult. What is God saying to you in this season?
Remember you are a human being, you continue to be. There is still space for growth because the point you are at is not a sum total of your existence.
The point you are at is not the sum total of your existenceVictory Adeyemi
Rome was not built in a day. It took approximately 1,010,450 days and it is still being built. We use this saying to encourage ourselves that growth takes time but we sometimes forget that time may not be definite.
We try to connect the dots of our lives looking forward and when one seems out of place, we are quick to call ourselves failures. Little wonder so many young people commit suicide. Do not rule yourself out as a failure because of one hitch in your life.
At the right time, I the Lord will make it happen quicklyIsaiah 60:22 (GW)
There are a list of things you can control but time is not one of them. Rather control your activities and maximize time.
Give yourself a chance to become all that God has planned. Did you fail today? Try again tomorrow.
Thank you for reading. Please do well to like, comment, share and do not forget to follow this blog. Enjoy!