Timing is everything

“Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant. If they watch every cloud, they never harvest.”

Ecclesiastes 11:4

When we strive to walk by faith, timing is everything. We pray. We watch. And we wait until the time is right to launch out. To take that step of faith. To be brave.

But the right time should never be measured by external circumstances, by waiting for all our ducks to be in a row. Because the truth is that with external circumstances as our measuring stick, the perfect time may never come.

So how do we assess when the time is right? As with all other aspects of our lives, we look to God and ask him for that “knowing,” that inward assurance that this is the right time. Or for that knowing that we must wait while He works in the background, ironing out the last of the details. While He goes before us, making our way straight.

Think about King David. He gathered all of the resources necessary to build a temple for God. He had all his ducks in a row. Yet, even after all that preparation, God told him it was not the right time and that eventually David’s son Solomon would be the one to finish the work.

So how did David know what to do? He asked.

“Lead me in the right path, O Lord … make your way plain for me to follow.”

Psalm 4:8

Be at peace, my friend. Set aside anxious thoughts. Be confident that He who has begun a good work in you will continue. And be joyful that you will know when the time is right. You will know what to do and how to do it. You will know, because your Heavenly Father will make the way plain for you. YOU! Just ask Him.

Carry on in happiness.