Tick Tock

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There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: (Ecclesiastes 3:1).

There are days where I feel that God’s in control and all will be well, but most often I feel despondent and stuck; even the things that I should be doing I don’t do because I ask myself: What’s the point? It isn’t taking me anywhere. But during this walk with God, he has reminded me that there is a time and season for everything, and I should not allow myself to be vexed wondering when a certain thing will happen. Even though my misery is increasing, God says for every matter there is a time and judgement (Ecclesiastes 8:6). What I am hoping and praying for, that thing will occur in its time.

In fact, I was reading the book of Revelations one day and came to this verse: “And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.  (Revelations 6:9-11)
The saints in heaven are asking when they will be avenged; even they are waiting on God to act. And his response is: just wait a while; rest. It’ll happen in due season. It amazed me that there are folks in heaven waiting on God just as I am waiting on God and he assures them just as he is assuring me with his word!

I know it’s tough to wait, but He has planned your Blessings in such a way that certain things have to be fulfilled for you to enjoy and receive the fullness of the blessings. Jesus isn’t going to come out riding on a cloud because the saints have fasted. He is coming when it is time. Right now, we are to prepare for such a time.

All these annoyances, lessons, frustrations, the good, the bad, (the ugly), are leading to something even greater than ourselves. So, even though your season isn’t here yet (and may not be here for a long while), know that it’s coming. And even if you hate the season that you are in, there is always something to learn while you are in it.
Believe that God is leading you to where you desire to be. Look at Abraham. Old as he was, God promised that his descendants would be as numerous as the sand. But he didn’t even have 1 child at the time of the promise to have reason to believe God would do it.  But God did it. A promise was spoken, and in season and at the right time, that promise was fulfilled.

Above all, don’t get ahead of God. Don’t second-guess him, or decide you know how he is bringing the blessing into your life (Don’t bring in Ishmael, when God has Isaac for you). Wait for him to speak. And when he has spoken then you act.

Some days I find that waiting is the worst part of this relationship. Because you never know how long you are supposed to wait. Is “a little season” 3 months or 30 years? But we have assurance that whilst we wait, we have hope that it will be fulfilled. He wants us to rest in Him. Let him orchestrate the times, and commit to what he has called you to do for now.
 Your patience may be wearing thin, but speak to the Lord and let it be restored. Your hope in what you are asking for will not be shamed.

“For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, it will not tarry” (Habakkuk 2:3—NKJV).

 “Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him” (Psalm 37:4---NKJV).

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  1. Chenai you are gifted .my niece as I read tears trickled down my cheeks .You are a gem a rare gem and through your writing I am inspired ,I learn lessons.You are a gift. Loveyousweetness: tete loves you and thank you for sharing your gift

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    1. Thank you tete! This means so much to me, you have no idea! I love you too.

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