Better Late than Never
“Jesus answered him, “What I am doing you do not understand now, but afterward you will understand.” John 13:7
I’ll admit it - I’m always late. It seems like no matter what I try to do to get myself to NOT be late (wake up earlier, set reminders, etc.) something always causes me to be late. I always chalked it up to ‘living in the present’ - meaning that I get so wrapped up in what I’m doing right now that I have a hard time leaving to do whatever is next. This can be a good thing for the task that I’m wrapped up in! It makes me stay late at work, not stop cleaning until the kitchen is spotless, and stay at my friend’s house visiting longer than I meant to. However, for the next task (the thing that I’m late to doing) this can be a problem.
In fact, it’s the reason that this blog post is a whole week late! Lately, I’ve gotten so wrapped up in the present that I haven’t made time to sit down and write. I KNOW it’s a problem and I’d like to chalk my delay on this blog post up to the work of the evil one because every morning that I set my alarm to get up to write before work, I have overslept my alarm and every night that I was going to sit down to write, something urgent came up that I needed to help with. But instead I’m going to praise God for using my lateness for His glory.
You see, sisters, that’s the beauty of the way that God made us and loves us and knows us! He already knew that I was going to be late on writing this post. In fact, He also probably knew that someone needed to read this blog post today - instead of last week.
God’s timing is always perfect!
I think back to the stories that you can read about 9/11 and how people weren’t in the World Trade Center because their car didn’t start that morning or they stopped to get a coffee and the line was extremely long or whatever it may have been and I realize that God works in the things that sometimes don’t feel like God working.
To Him, the speed bumps aren’t speed bumps, they’re already factored into His plan for you. What you see as a delay, isn’t a delay at all - He is there within that delay with you. He is working in the things that don’t feel like Him working and He is making sure that you’ll have everything you need in life so long as you trust in Him and let Him lead.
So, sisters, this week I (belatedly) challenge you to trust in God’s timing, despite the waiting period that you’re in. Even when it feels like you’re running late, trust that God has a plan for you and He’s working to perfectly time out every single one of your life events. Trust in Him, because you will understand later what it is that He was doing in your life right now.
As always, you’re in my imperfect prayers! Thanks for reading, and if you have a chance say a few quick prayers for Andrea & her new husband as they start their life together :)