God’s timing is always best. I am excited at having heard His voice many times in regards to the house. Yes, it’s a cute house, and yes, I would love to live there, but He has been telling me to trust in Him.
When I first started thinking about the house, I was annoyed with Craig. In the small still voice, (while on Demaree), God asked if I would cut off a limb to move there. Yeah…um…no! Then why would I think moving there without my husband was acceptable? Wow, that was an interesting concept. One that only God could have given me.
Yesterday morning, God really pressed upon my heart that I needed to trust Him. Craig looked at the inside of the house, and really liked it. When I got home, I looked at comps. The peace that I had, in knowing it wasn’t meant for us at the moment was very strong.
This is my devotional for today:
Your Plans or God’s Plans?
We must learn to wait for God’s plans to develop. He perfects everything that concerns us. True boldness moves in God’s timing; it moves at the right time.
During the three years of Jesus’ earthly ministry, people thought He was crazy. His own brothers were embarrassed by Him, and in an effort to save their reputation, they told Him He needed to go somewhere else and do His works. If He was unwilling to do that, they had another option for Him. They told Him to take action and stop doing His works in secret. They tried to convince Him it was time to show Himself and His works to the world. In other words, they wanted Jesus to impress the people with what He could do.
He responded to them by saying, “My time (opportunity) has not come yet…” (John 7:6).
How many of us could show that type of self-control? If you could do the miracles that He could do and were being made fun of and challenged to show your stuff, what would you do? Would you wait until you absolutely knew that it was the right time, or would you take action that was not sanctioned by God?
It is good to have plans, and I believe we should plan boldly and aggressively, but we must be wise enough to know that our plans will ultimately fail without God. God’s Word says, “Except the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it…” (Psalm 127:1). We can build without God as our foundation, but like any building without a strong foundation, we will eventually fall.
Trust in Him
Are you operating in your own timing, or are you trusting God’s timing? Trust God—His plans are always best!
From the book Trusting God Day by Day by Joyce Meyer. Copyright © 2012 by Joyce Meyer.
http://bible.com/111/pro.16.9.niv In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.