I’m so sorry about how you feel, but while it is true that God’s time is the best, you have to understand that every time is God’s time. Just because you didn’t receive your breakthrough yesterday doesn’t mean yesterday wasn’t God’s time. And even if you still miss the breakthrough tomorrow, tomorrow will still be God’s time. If that’s the case, it means that there’s no time that God does something that it won’t be marvelous in our eyes; yesterday, today, or even tomorrow.
2 Cor 6:2 makes it clear. It says, “I have heard you in a time accepted, and the day of salvation have I succoured thee; now is the accepted time, now is the day of salvation”. So incase you’ve been saying “God will do it one-day one-day”, with God, that “One-day one-day” is today. Now is the accepted time! It is totally acceptable to God that you receive your breakthrough now.
The whole idea of God’s timing wasn’t to explain something God was preparing and wasn’t done preparing, it’s actually to let us know that God isn’t pleased enough with our preparation. If He releases the blessing upon an unprepared vessel, chances are that the blessing will destroy the vessel, and so He’d rather wait. So it’s not about Him, but about us.
That’s right! Many believers claim to be waiting for God when in actual fact, God is waiting for them. In Isaiah 30:18, the bible says “And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him”.
Did you notice the word “wait”? God is waiting for you to exalt Him before He becomes gracious unto you. The word “exalt” can scripturally be used to replace “please”. In other words, God is waiting for you to please Him. And we all know that without faith, it is impossible to please God.
It’s important to mention that God’s timing overrides nature’s timing. Naturally, it may not be your time to be promoted or favoured, but with faith, it’s acceptable that you have them now. In John 4:1-11, the bible shares a story about the first miracle that Jesus performed at Cana. It was a wedding where guests where invited as usual. But unfortunately, the wine finished, and the chairman of the occasion was still on his table. Wine had to be available as long as he was still around. When the servants told Mary – who also happened to be the wedding planner, she turned to Jesus hoping that He’d perform a miracle. Jesus immediately told Mary that it wasn’t time to perform a miracle. But with faith, Mary insisted. She directed the servants to Jesus and said “whatever He tells you to do, do it”. It wasn’t time to perform a miracle, but faith made it time. Naturally, it may not be time to receive that miracle you desire, but with faith, you can have it now. God loses His negotiation power when faith is at work.
Sometime ago a member of my fellowship called me and said “Pastor, please o, my wife left home since morning, and all she said was ‘I am coming'”. I left the dinner I was preparing to have and rushed quickly to his place to pray with him. I got to his house at 7:25pm, and prayed till 7:30pm. I particularly declared that “in 30 minutes, his wife must return from wherever she was”. After the prayer, I sat down with him in his sitting room – with an assurance that his wife would return. At exactly 7:59pm, his daughter called him. After they exchanged pleasantries, he began to report the matter to his daughter when I grabbed his hands and said “No! We have seen your wife, stand up, let us go and open the gate for her”. He followed me to the gate, and as we opened the padlock, we saw his wife standing right in front of the gate, about to knock.
Stop waiting or looking for material evidences, faith is the evidence. Hebrews 11:1 tells us that “… Faith is the evidence of things not seen”. Seeing your spouse is not an evidence that you will marry, faith is the evidence. Gaining admission into school is not an evidence that you will go through school, faith is the evidence. Conception is not an evidence that you will have a child, faith is the evidence. I sat down with the man for 30 minutes because I already had the evidence. Material evidences may fail you, but the evidence of faith will never fail you.
A certain woman approached me and said that God asked her to share her situation with me. She said her daughter would be 28 that year and no man had ever asked her out, let alone propose to her. I prayed for her and declared that within 6 months, God will visit her daughter with marital laughter. Just a Sunday into the sixth month, she came to testify that a man proposed to her daughter a day before.
A lady was already 2 years into her marriage and no sign of conception. Her in-laws were already threatening her. She shared the challenge with me and all I asked her was if she was ready to have a child. When she said yes, I told her to have it in six weeks. Barely six weeks after, she told me she was pregnant.
I had to share all those testimonies to reveal that God’s timing isn’t necessarily about something He’s preparing, but about our faith. If He’s not pleased with our faith, the chances of releasing the miracle is low. Also, just because a man of God prayed for you and you received it doesn’t mean you were ready. Many have received breakthroughs through a superior authority that they were unable to preserve.
As I conclude, keep building your faith in the area of your desires. Read books, read your Bible, listen to messages. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of the Lord. The moment you receive the miracle, then you know your faith has worked. If you haven’t received the miracle, then your faith hasn’t worked.
I hope this has brought enlightenment to someone.
Remain ever blessed, in Jesus precious name!