Thursday, March 4, 2021 – Not Our Time, But God’s

I often wonder why God waited until I was older to call me into ministry.  Sometimes I even get a little sad when I think of all the time that I “wasted” in my earlier life, time that I could have used better to serve God.  But then when I sit back and look at the full picture of my life I see that God was preparing me for my call during my 20’s and 30’s.  I also remember that being a stay at home mom was not “wasted” time.  That was important work.  I also remember that being a teacher was important work as well.  Even though I was not close to God in those years and for much of that time I was angry at God, I understand that I needed to live that part of my life to get to this part of my life.  I look back and can’t exactly pick out what I would remove from the timeline to have received my call earlier.  Would I give up time with my babies being that stay at home mom, no, that was too short as it is.  Would I take away one year of teaching all those sweet first graders, no, I was a good teacher.  How about my time in Children’s Ministry?  That shaped me in a powerful way, I couldn’t trade that away.  I see now that God’s timing is perfect.  God waits for the perfect opportunities in our lives to open and close doors. 

Read: John 7:1-31

Questions to Consider:

  1. When have you felt the Holy Spirit calling you to do something and listened?  How did it turn out?
  2. When have you felt the Holy Spirit calling you to do something and didn’t listen?  Why didn’t you listen? 

So What Activity:  Take a walk outside and take some time to listen to the Holy Spirit.  If you feel the Spirit prompting you towards some action move towards that opportunity.     


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