Greetings everyone! I pray this post finds you all well.
Do you know what time it is?
In Chapter 3 of Ecclesiastes, the title in NIV is A Time for Everything. Verses 1-8 says:
1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:
2 a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.
So I will ask the question again, “Do you know what time it is in your life?”
In reading the Book of Ecclesiastes, it has taken me on an interesting journey in reading about how we can chase after worldly things seeking happiness, and it will all amount to NOTHING without Christ. He is the center of everything that we need and without Him it is all meaningless.
Wisdom is key in discerning the timing you’re in right now in your life. Seeking the Holy Spirit daily for guidance is necessary, for no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God (1 Cor 2:11). He knows what timing you’re in and how you should proceed.
Are you going around in circles trying to make something work that is just not changing? Are you frustrated because the situation has not changed according to your timeline? It is possible that it is not God’s timing for it to come to pass. So many of us say that we want God’s will for our lives, but we do not want to wait for it. I have found myself here before. If we would just slow down, rest in His peace and follow His timeline, then we would be able to enjoy life and not focus on what hasn’t happened yet.
My prayer is that anyone who reads this post will seek the One who holds us in the palm of His hand (Psalm 139:10); who has our lives planned out (Jeremiah 29:11); who has a purpose for each one of us. Rest in His timing.
I know you have been praying for the new job, restoration, healing, a financial breakthrough, and other things, but just remember God has made everything beautiful in it’s time (Ecclesiastes 3:11).
I have learned while waiting there is so much more that we can be doing instead of watching the clock and asking God continously when is it going to happen. How many of you are in a purging time of your life, where it is time to throw away (Ecclesiastes 3:6)? Holding on to excess baggage is not good either. I have learned that sometimes doing one thing will release the blessing you have been waiting for in your life. Holding on to something you need to let go of may be causing the delay. It’s time to reassess with the help of the Holy Spirit.
How many of us have talked ourselves out of one situation into another because we do not know when to Be Still and be quiet? Always having the last word does nothing but give you the last word. And then what? You still do not have what you truly want. Wisdom in knowing when to speak and when to be silent is necessary (Ecclesiastes 1:7). The Holy Spirit is here to guide us through it all, for those who have accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.
Contrary to what the world says, you can have joy in the midst of your circumstance. Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy! (Psalm 126:5). I’m telling you what I know, but it is only with Christ.
If you are not saved, please visit my Salvation Prayer page. God wants you to accept His free gift of salvation today. Jesus has already paid the price. Choose not to let another day go by without Him. It’s just not worth it.
Final Note: I read a blog recently that talked about the air dancers that you may see at dealerships (one-legged or two-legged inflatables) that goes down with the wind and immediately bounces back up. No matter how strong the wind blows, the inflatable always bounces back up.
The writer used this example to illustrate how it is with Christ. We do not stay down as believers — no matter how strong the wind blows. The next time that you pass a dealership or a company that has an inflatable air dancer, I hope that you will remember we always get back up with Christ. Amen!
Love you all in Christ,
Ayesha L. Shoulders
Have a blessed week!
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