Something I have yet to talk about on this blog is my relationship with the Lord. Nearly every morning I choose to get up at a quarter to five (yes, you read that correctly, 4:45 AM,) before anyone else in my home is awake, to have coffee with God. I read my Bible, work on whatever Bible Study I am involved in at the time, I pray, of course, but most importantly, I listen. Just like having coffee with one of my girlfriends or my sister, I try to quiet my heart and mind, and listen to what He has for me this day. Listening quietly, “waiting on the Lord,” is the key that has changed my prayer life, my relationship with God, and ultimately my life.
This morning, his message for me was this: What’s your rush? Have you forgotten that all things happen in my time?
Not only has God already granted me sufficient time for what He wants me to accomplish each day, but he has granted me the exact amount of time I need, His perfect time. Whether I choose to rush or not. Everything He wills, will be achieved in His perfect time. It is up to me to decide whether I want to be stressed out and frazzled, or peaceful and content along the way. How many days have I rushed and ran through my daily task list; hurrying my children along with me, stressing myself out over whether it will get done and grumbling to myself “Why does nobody in this family have any concept of urgency?” Not only am I causing myself grief over nothing, but I’m causing my family grief as well. As long as I am making decisions according to God’s will and working for His purpose, honoring Him in all that I do, I needn’t worry about achieving everything right now. Everything will be accomplished in His time.
For there is a time and a way for everything, although man’s trouble lies heavy on him.
Ecclesiastes 8:6 ESV