Saturday, January 23, 2010

Stop looking at the clock....

I was doing some "cleaning" the other day and I came across my watch collection. Growing up my dad used to tell me how important a good looking watch was and how people are always paying attention to what you accessorize with. Well, from the point on, I started collecting watches left and right. I think I have about 40-50 now. But guess what, I almost NEVER wear a watch. Weird huh? As I was looking at my watches in my jewelry box I heard God saying, "your life doesn't operate on your time, it operates on mine." ....pause.....

How incredible is that? The way God can immediately speak to you in any situation, about anything. Even about watches ... lol.. I was blown away. But what God's word say is true. There is a TIME for everything.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 (New International Version)
A Time for Everything
1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:
2 a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
6 a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.

In my life as an event planner and organizer, I have always tried to abide by a schedule, a time frame, a clock, but no matter how hard I stayed on people, things NEVER were exactly according to "my" schedule. I used to kick, scream, and fuss until one day I just concluded that, no matter what I did, everything was going to happen the way it should. As long as I was on point with my part, I couldn't control other people, the weather, or simply factors out of my control.

The same goes with God. Being single (again), I definitely see it in relationships. No matter how fabulous I think I am, how great of a cook, how wonderful of a spirit I have, how well I treat him, or even how bright my smile may be. A man is going to findeth his good thing. He has to find me and recognize all the gifts that God has placed in me for him. I have to disregard wanting to be somebody's somebody and work in God's timing. Truth to the matter is, I have to truly master my relationship with Him before I become someone's co-partner in life.

"It's all in His timing". My mom always says that. I'm always like, "yeah, yeah, yeah. I know Mom, but wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeen." She just laughs and says, "watch God move. Just be still and get ready." Time and time again, it is proven to be true. There is proof in the pudding. So many things in our life accrue more value when time elapses. Whether it is wine, rare collective pieces, precious jewels, mutual investments, etc. Things get better with time.

I guess there is something to this whole waiting game. lol. Value and worth are only 2 of the many benefits you receive when operating in God's timing. We haven't mentioned the favor, the doors opened, and the flow of things. What takes us a lifetime to do, God can do in an instant. We need not fret over where we are right now in life, or where we think we should be. Being frustrated and upset is not going to catapult us to that exact moment in time. All we can do is be good stewards of the word and keep believing Him to be true.

As I look at the time now, I laugh. I know that God operates on a total different measure of time, days, and lifetimes. I stand confident in what He promised and when He will give it to me...

No clock watching here....



Kia Speaks said...

Love this blog. So true, yet it can be so difficult to understand.

fab_E said...

Girl, I have to keep reminding myself everyday that God has the wheel and not me, meaning he'll go where he wants me to go when he wants me to frustrating but so true. I needed to hear this, thank you!