Thursday, August 1, 2013

This faith Thing...Part 2 [Timing]

With Faith, is timing a factor? Is it just about believing (according to his will -1 John 5:14 Now this is the confidence we have before Him: Whenever we ask anything according to His will, He hears us) and then receiving instantly? Or does timing play a role where in some cases no matter how much faith a person has, if the timing is off (God's timing), the person would not receive?

Questions Questions Questions!

Lately I have had this thought heavy on my heart. Not only have I been trusting God and faithing to receive something for almost a year now, but also faith happens to be the current topic we have been on for about a month in my church. While I have learned somethings in the church series I feel something is missing. In this whole series, I have never heard anything about Time. And maybe because I have been really keeping track of my situation but I need a word to settle within me about faith and time. I always have the urge to raise up my hand during the service and ask my million questions but then I remember how awkward it would be, I mean that is a full blown service not a house fellowship. lol! 

My point is; I get the major gist of Faith being the currency in the kingdom, that means we cant receive anything without faith but my question is; Is that really all it takes? Are we really saying that; 

Faith + Request being in the will of God = Receipt? 

Or is there something else called time that makes the equation; 

Faith + Request being in the will of God + Appointed time = Receipt? 

If I had to answer that I'd be biased and say time definitely is a factor. You can't blame me, my current situation has been pending for about 11 months now and I know I have put in faith for this particular request. Really all that can calm me down is knowing that time has a role to play. But let us leave the point of me answering that question based on just how I feel right now and let's turn to the word; 

Psalm 27:14 ESV : Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!
Ecclesiastes 3:1 ESV: For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven
Genesis 18:14 ESV: Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, about this time next year, and Sarah shall have a son.

The bolded words should give it away; There is a time so there is a "waiting". 
The question is what to do during that Wait! Okay that is not really the question because I kinda know it since I addressed it in this post but I just need this wait to be over for me, seriously! 

Brrrr! 

If God lays anything on your heart to help me with this wait..please you have the floor, do share!

Stay blessed
Preserve your Saltiness
Gee
xx

2 comments:

  1. I love your post and I can relate to this because I was almost in the same situation as you, or rather I am always in this situation. For some reason, I find that with me, whenever I need something (especially if its out of my control) I have to wait longer than most people. Recently, I had to wait 12 months to get my PR while it took other peeps I know between 7 - 9 months to get theirs. Imagine how I freaked out.
    My advise is this: You are already doing all you can do, have faith, pray about it and you might not want to hear this but keep waiting. As long as you are going to get your breakthrough at the end of the day, then time is nothing. Plus, when you do receive it, the wait would be worth it.
    As I speak , I am currently waiting on 3 different things to happen in my life and of course the wait is not a small thing.

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  2. I do concur with you, yes, I also believe timing plays a part in the waiting process.

    There's a school of thought that believes, if you are not receiving it, then its a "faith" problem, work on your faith. I don't believe that, He is the one who holds our times and seasons and at the appointed time, He shows up.

    I remember reading acts 1 and stumbling upon this passage..."He said to them, It is not for you to become acquainted with and know [b]what time brings [the things and events of time and their definite periods] or fixed [c]years and seasons (their critical niche in time), which the Father has appointed (fixed and reserved) by His own choice and authority and personal power.
    8 But you shall receive power (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judea and Samaria and to the ends (the very bounds) of the earth."(6-7 AMP).

    I guess the toughest part is not knowing the "when", If we knew he would show up say 2 years from now, we would keep calm wont we? but that's where our trust steps in .As hard as it is not knowing when exactly God would give us what we're trusting for, we are assured of this...We have the Holy Spirit to strengthen us as we wait.

    "Trust me with the timing", God says. "I have promised and I would not lie, but your bit is to be my witness, while you wait."

    Sowie its long (hides face), the post just struck a chord with me, couldn't help myself :)

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