When we’re waiting for something to happen in our lives, it can seem like time has slowed down. Waiting can bring out the worst in some of us: we’re impatient, anxious, constantly watching the clock, and nothing else seems as important as whatever it is we’re waiting for.
‘There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens’ — Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NIV)
Remember that God is in control
It’s times like these that we need to remember that God is in control (Proverbs 19:21), not us. God made the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1). God made men and women (Genesis 1:27); He made you and me. God has a plan for everything in the world (Ecclesiastes 3:1), so of course He has a plan for us, too (Jeremiah 29:11), even though we may have no idea about what it might be.
Despite knowing all of the above, there’s a good chance we still obsess over what we want and try to make it happen when we want it — right now. But if you think about it, what are we really doing? If we know that God has a plan for us and we don’t want to wait for His timing, does that mean that we think we know better than Him? Does that mean we don’t trust His plan, and in essence, don’t trust Him?
This may all seem a bit far-fetched, but it’s important to remember to trust God and that He has everything under control. We don’t have to worry about what tomorrow will bring (Matthew 6:34), because God has our all needs covered.
All we can do is get on with our lives, pray, and trust that God is in control. Because at the end of the day, we’re exactly where we’re supposed to be and we’re heading exactly where we’re meant to go.