And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint. — Galatians 6:9 (AMPC)
Adapted from the resource The Confident Women Devotional – by Joyce Meyer
The proper time for things is God’s time, not ours. We are usually in a hurry, but God never is. We’re often impatient and ready for everything to happen right now, but God, in His wisdom, makes sure that we’re prepared for what He wants to do in our lives, and preparation takes time.
God takes time to do things right—He always lays a solid foundation before He attempts to build a building. We are God’s building under construction. He’s the Master Builder, and He knows what He’s doing.
God’s timing seems to be His own little secret. The Bible promises that He’ll never be late, but I’ve also discovered that He’s usually not early. The thing to remember is that He’s always right on time, and His timing is perfect.
Prayer Starter: Father, please help me cooperate with You as You’re preparing me for the good things ahead. Thank You for actively working in my life, and for giving me the ability to trust You with the things I’m waiting for. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.