Perhaps one of the most frustrating things I have dealt with in my walk with God is His time table. I have often said to myself that his watch is broken. It is obvious that I usually have a preconceived idea of when God needs to things. I have my time line and He has His.
There are multiple reasons for that but I would like to talk about one. Plain and simple we are not ready. As much as I have tried on multiple occasions to convince God that my tame frame is good. It just doesn’t work. During this week I have had a number of people’s names and faces appear before me. They are bewildered why God hasn’t answered them. Perhaps He has but they don’t like the answer or they just haven’t been willing to see the answer or for now He has chosen not to answer.
I have often remarked that we have the wheel within the wheel mentioned in Ezekiel.
Often God is working something else in us than what we can see or perceive at the time. You know the verse:
To be honest that through the years I have had this verse quoted to me for my benefit. Usually not happy to hear their input.
Back to the idea we are not ready. The following verses in Exodus really illustrates the concept that we are not ready. The story is Israel has just left Egypt and their thinking okay in a week we’ll be in the promise land.
Wait a minute there was a short cut but God said you know if I allow you to go the short route you we face some things that you're not ready to face. In our Father’s infinite wisdom He sees what lies ahead and He loves us so much that he what’s to give us every chance to be successful.
If the door or doors are not open rejoice Our Father is setting us up to SUCCEED…
Pastor Brian R. Weeks began ministering in 1972 and has served as a pastor to both youth and young adults. He also served as an associate pastor for eleven years, and then for 25 years as a senior pastor, apostolic missionary, and church planter. In March of 2017 he released his church Solomon’s Porch, but in order to remain part of the local church, continues to serve among its several pastors.