I've been thinking a lot about timing lately. My timing, God's timing, the timing of the world. It's the waiting that can be the hardest. When the big things in life are in the "it's up to God's timing" category we can drown in the uncertainty. We think if we just knew 'when' then we could survive it. We spend a large part of our life asking God when?
-When will I meet my future spouse?
-When will I get that promotion?
-When will we get pregnant or when will be able to adopt?
-When will our 'ship come in'?
-When will our health improve?
Shouldn't we be spending our time seeking God, not a date on the calendar? Seeking His wisdom, not the world's? Seeking His plan, not ours? Of course the hard part is that His plans aren't always clear. That's where faith in God comes in. We have to trust that he is guiding our steps.
Jeremiah 29:11: "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." (NIV)
Proverbs 16:9: In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps. (NIV)
Ahh, but isn't all of this easier said than done? I struggle with this as much as the next person. As my family is waiting for some guidance on what to do next, we will continue to seek God's will. I have to trust that he is guiding our steps!