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"And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might
find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for
the time of figs was not yet."
Mark 11: 13
King James Version
I am a very impatient person. God has been working on me for years in this
area. I'm a lot better than I used to be last year. When I decide to do
something, I want to do it right that minute. God has had to remind me many
times that His timing is not my timing. I think a lot of us are like this
especially when it comes to prayers. We want God to answer our prayers now.
Sometimes, He has to tell us to wait because it is not in His timing for us.
We should pray before we make any big decisions like moving or changing jobs.
It may not be His will for us or the right time for us to do it. Often, we get
ahead of God's will and timing for our lives and end up in confusion and
stress. God knows what is best for us and He wants the best for us. He Loves
us so much that He sent His only Son to die for us.
He doesn't want any of us to be unhappy, but sometimes He allows us to come
to the point where we can't fix the situation so that we will go to Him for
help. He wants to help us and solve our problems. He wants to fight our
battles for us, but we have to go to Him like a child would go to a parent. He
has given us a free will and will not force Himself on us. He wants us to love
Him because we want to love Him, not because He makes us.
If you are feeling frustrated and confused about a situation, go to Him and see
if it is the right time and in His will for you. Remember always that He is a
Loving Father and only wants the best for you.
June 13, 2006