When will God answer my prayers? When will I be able to start doing this or that? When will I marry Lord? When will I have children Lord? When? When? When?… Questions related to time are always in the mind of man. My brother, my sister, today, I want to point out the fact that God is the Lord of time and when we have the feeling we don’t have enough time ahead, because we are growing old, we see others moving forward while we seem to lag behind, life seems to be running without us, etc… the problem is not that we do not have enough time, it is that we do not make the best use of the time the Lord has given us.
You see, the Bible is warning us in regards to time: “Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is” (Ephesians 5:15-17). Why? Because time does not belong to you and you cannot master your time, however you can manage it! And the best way for us to do it is by investing most of our time for the glory of God. The Bible also tells us that “Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear” (1 Peter 1:17), which means that we should never view our time on earth as permanent, but we should always remember that we will have to give an account of how we made our journey on earth. And to whom will we give this account to? To the Lord of time! Therefore, my friend, you should not lose your perspective in this life: you are on earth to serve and worship God above all else, to give Him all the glory for everything He allows you to achieve! However, questioning and doubt that sometimes make us suffer when you see the time passing result from the fact that most of our time is devoted to the research of personal and earthly things instead of heavenly things.
God is the Lord of time. Just look at this: with a spoken word He determined the beginning of time; His hand set in motion the rotations of the earth, the tides, and the division between day and night. One day soon, He will speak again and time will be ended. So, why to you ask Him “when? when? when?” Also remember that: “A thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night” (Psalm 90:4). So, what part do we play really in controlling our time on earth? None. So, all we have to to then is to yield our time to God and wait on His time!
My friend, instead of focusing on when things would happen in your life, rather keep in mind this truth: “you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes” (James 4:14) and realise that God is never in a hurry, but He is always on time! He was not late when He gave Abraham Isaac at hundred years old (Genesis 21:5). He was not late when, after He closed Hannah’s womb (1 Samuel 1:6) to later open it for her to give birth to Samuel (1 Samuel 1:20). In short, it is God who controls your time: He knows the time He has set for your deliverance, your healing, your marriage, your giving birth… All you have to do while waiting for this time, is to manage your time the best you can by doing what is right and pleasing in His sight. Meantime, keep confessing to Him like David did that: “My times are in your hands” (Psalm 31:15). The truth about time is that a our time belongs to God and we are just stewards! That is the reason why we are responsible to God for what we do with our time. Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.