“All good things to those who wait.”
I remember fasting on the last day of 2013 praying and meditating on what the theme of 2014 would be, and the Lord responded with “His perfect timing”. I’ve learnt how to apply His perfect timing in being consistent in my work as well as developing a friendationship that didn’t last, simply because I did not wait for His perfect timing.
Waiting is dreadful. The suspense kills. The drone bores. Yet, through the wait, much moulding takes place. Much growth occurs. Maturity is achieved with time.
In the arena of relationships, I’ve received consistent advice from fellow Christians–don’t rush. Don’t rush. Let God develop the friendship. Let God be the centre. Let Him develop it according to His perfect timing, just as was the theme in 2014.
It takes two for a friendship to work out, so I do my part and be intentional. If it doesn’t seem to work out *yet*, wait. Remember, if this friendship is Christ-centered, both parties must be intentional toward that goal, meaning this: the other person needs to grow in Christ and mature before we see fruit. Take your time, don’t rush. Be patient in the Lord. Let Him develop the other party in His faith, be it his walk with God or other important yet paramount issues.
Let God change the person. Be intentional, but don’t force the other person to change their mind or actions. Let God bring the change. We demonstrate His love and grace, to build them up and point them to Christ, and God will bring the change.
Don’t rush. Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength.
–Joel Kindiak, 13 Oct 2016, 2318 hrs