One of the hardest things, about walking with God, is knowing, “when”.
You are trusting God to do something in your life. You have asked for it more than a child asking for candy. Whether you are waiting for your spouse, or waiting for the correct time to start that business that has been brewing in your heart for 10 years. Or in my case, when am I going to win an Oscar award for the New York Times best seller I wrote? Some maybe hanging on to the promise that one day they will be debt free. We want to know “when”, and when we focus on the not knowing it distracts us from living today.
A father and mother knew they were taking their two daughters to Disneyland, but also knew there was no way they could tell them until that day had come. Why? Because those wise parents knew that every day before would be a disappointment to those girls if “that” day wasn’t “the” day they got to go.
Do you see now why God can’t tell us “when” what He has already commissioned to take place in our life will happen, because if He did it would ruin “today” if “today” wasn’t the “day” it came about.
If God told a man who his wife was going to be before it was time, that same man would most likely get a restraining order from that woman, because he would get caught stalking her simply because he wanted to see her, and get to know her. A woman’s business may fail because she opened it too early, or in the wrong place. Then she might be tempted to walk away from God, thinking, “Well God you said I would have my own business!” I probably wouldn’t enjoy writing any book if I only focused on, “Is this the one?”
I would rather be a mile behind God,
than one inch in front of him.
Enjoy the journey. Enjoy today. Like today! See God’s hand in your life today. You might be saying to yourself, “I haven’t seen God today at all.” My reply would be, “You woke up didn’t you?” Last year I went through a time of asking God for more money to pay the extra bills we had. I remember God asking me, “Okay, how much money do you need today?” I thought about it and realized the bills for the whole month had already been paid and “today” I didn’t need any. God could have said, “Well then shut up!” but He didn’t. He didn’t have to, because by his question I knew He had met all my needs for “today”.
TRUST will help you overcome the word, “when”. Trust doesn’t mean you throw your hands up and say, “I don’t have to do anything.” But it can calm you down knowing God will work it out when it is time.
This is the day which the Lord has brought about; we will rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalms 118:24 AMPC)
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2 thoughts on “Like Today!”
Excellent points! We ARE like children that way.
I’m also glad I don’t know about the unpleasant stuff that’s coming. That would spoil today, too.
Thank you. Funny (disclosure) I never thought of not knowing about “bad” things happening in advance while I was writing this post. You’re right though, it’s good not to know those things in advance as well.