Friday, December 18, 2009


The other day I was in a long in depth conversation with one of my good friends about the issue of perfect timing, and it really got me thinking. Why are we so obsessed with the right time, the wrong time and any other time that just doesn't seem to fit into our plan? Is control so important, or perhaps the fear and anxiety of not having it, so consuming that we cease to truly live based on the same fear we initially tried to control. By that I mean, many people only feel as if they are living when they are doing it on their own terms. When often times it is exactly that, life, we are missing out on by trying to do it on our own terms. There are so many incredible gifts that God has to offer us and I would bet that 9 times out of 10, not one of them came in the timing any of us had planned or thought best.

I've wiped the tears of many a wounded woman at the end of a failed relationship. I've encouraged women who long to feel what it's like to gaze at the reflection in the mirror as they try on their wedding gown for that blessed day. I have listened to the broken hearts of barren women who long to hold a child of their own and to hear a little voice call them mommy. I have grasped the hands of the dying.. Life is such an incredibly brief and momentary thing. It is precious. It is a gift. And you only get one chance to live it. When God grants you blessings, whether they be relationships, children, a new job, a new home or even a different journey in life, don't waste time worrying about whether it's "the right time" even if it just doesn't seem to fit into the plans you currently have. Maybe you aren't ready? But maybe, just maybe, you are. Wouldn't it be better to say you tried in that case, then it would be to look back sorrowfully and wish you had. Consider those who wait at the door of the blessing you just entered and would give anything to be in your shoes.

Many will question whether it's in God's will or not, as you rightly should, but if you know Him, if you know His character and His Word, you will know if it is His will because there is a peace that comes, a peace that surpasses all understanding (Philippians 4:7).

1 comment:

  1. We need to accept the gifts God gives us with closed eyes and open arms... we can't see what ahead of us, but if we free fall into God's arms, HE will always catch us!

    Thank you for sharing my Chocolate Chip!


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