Thursday, May 2
Today's reading: 2 Peter 3:1-13
The fact that my perceptions of time are different than God's is not something new to me. I'm well aware of it. Yet, all too often I expect things to happen in my time frame (which seems absolutely reasonable to me--LOL) and then get frustrated, disappointed and discouraged when God doesn't move according to my thinking and plans.
As I look back over the past ten years, my husband and I have had a number of significant decisions where we felt like it was time to make a change and we felt ready to move--right then. But as we sought God's direction, it was clear that His plan and timing weren't the same as ours. In fact, we're still waiting for God's direction concerning one situation, and it's going on several years now. So Peter's words in verse 8 about God's timing and the perspective adjustment it provided were good for me this morning. They were an encouraging reminder to help me not be weary in the wait.
“But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day."
Thank You, God, for Your perfect timing. I know that Your ways are better than mine. Please help me wait patiently and with peace in all areas of my life because I know that You are in control.
What helps you keep the right perspective and attitude when something isn't happening at the pace you expect? Identify a time when God's timing proved to be wiser and better than what you were planning. How does looking back at how God has moved you forward help when you are in a period of waiting? Tami
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